Market Watch : WEEKLY SCORECARD : MUTUAL FUNDS

Average total return, including dividends, in percent for periods ended Thursday, March 8.

Category (No. of funds) Week Year-to-date 12 months Science and technology (24) +3.56% +2.2% +18.1% Small company (84) +2.97 -2.4 +11.4 Health/biotechnology (9) +2.70 -2.7 +28.3 Growth (262) +2.35 -2.6 +14.5 Capital appreciation (144) +2.23 -2.6 +12.9 Growth and income (192) +1.84 -2.5 +13.5 Natural resources (16) +1.76 -0.2 +20.5 Global: U.S. and foreign stocks (37) +1.48 -4.1 +12.7 Equity income (61) +1.47 -2.6 +12.9 International: foreign stocks only (54) +1.28 -4.4 +12.3 Balanced: stock and bond (61) +1.12 -2.3 +11.8 Utilities (14) +0.56 -4.2 +20.8 Fixed income (534) +0.05 -1.8 +6.3 Gold (35) -1.61 -2.9 +11.4 S&P; 500 index, excluding dividends +2.26 -3.7 +15.8 General stock fund average +2.19 -2.5 +13.5

Source: Lipper Analytical Services Inc.

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