Market Watch : WEEKLY SCORECARD : MUTUAL FUNDS

Average total return, including dividends, in percent for periods ended Thursday, Feb. 1.

Category (No. of funds) Week Year-to-date 12 months Natural resources (16) +1.56% -3.7% +18.6% International: foreign stocks only (53) +1.48 -1.2 +16.1 Global: U.S. and foreign stocks (36) +0.92 -3.0 +13.9 Utilities (14) +0.91 -4.9 +19.5 Gold (36) +0.54 +6.2 +26.2 Equity income (57) +0.42 -4.9 +10.3 Growth and income (192) +0.30 -5.5 +10.1 Balanced: stock and bond (60) +0.25 -4.0 +10.2 Fixed income (541) -0.29 -1.6 +6.2 Growth (270) -0.38 -6.4 +10.4 Capital appreciation (143) -0.76 -6.6 +9.2 Science and technology (24) -0.94 -4.9 +8.4 Small company (81) -1.96 -7.9 +6.5 Health/biotechnology (9) -2.59 -6.8 +24.4 S&P; 500 index, excluding dividends +0.83 -7.0 +10.8 General stock fund average -0.39 -6.3 +9.6

Source: Lipper Analytical Services Inc.

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