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Market Watch : WEEKLY SCORECARD : MUTUAL FUNDS

Average total return, including dividends, in percent for periods ended Thursday, August 16.

Category (No. of funds) Week Year-to-date 12 months Gold (35) +8.13% -2.8% +10.9% Natural resources (17) +0.77 +4.6 +14.4 International: foreign stocks only (54) +0.41 -1.6 +7.3 Health/biotechnology (9) +0.40 +9.7 +21.1 Global: U.S. and foreign stocks (40) -0.03 -2.3 +4.1 Utilities (15) -0.20 -5.8 +1.7 Fixed income (534) -0.26 +1.6 +3.8 Balanced: stock and bond (61) -1.14 -2.2 -0.0 Equity income (66) -1.34 -6.0 -4.6 Growth and income (199) -1.60 -4.0 -2.6 Capital appreciation (146) -1.64 -5.0 -4.7 Growth (261) -1.97 -3.9 -2.9 Small company (83) -1.98 -5.4 -5.7 Science and technology (23) -3.10 -2.1 +1.0 S&P; 500 index, excluding dividends -2.22 -6.0 -3.5 General stock fund average -1.75 -4.5 -3.6

Source: Lipper Analytical Services Inc.


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