Table: Bargain or Bomb?

Three fund families' big bets on telecommunications stocks in the first quarter now look dicey

TELECOM FUND COMPANY Q1* INVESTMENTS

WORLDCOM Alliance 102 million shares to 209 million; $80 million in bonds to $253 million Wellington 27 million shares to 147 million; holds $220 million in bonds

ADELPHIA Alliance 1.4 million shares to 10.4 million; holds $9.5 million in bonds Wellington 10 million shares to 32 million

QWEST Alliance 117 million shares to 137 million Fidelity 17.5 million shares to 120 million

* Most recent data

Data: Capital Access, Bloomberg Financial Markets

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