Market Watch : WEEKLY SCORECARD : MUTUAL FUNDS

Average total return, including dividends, in percent for periods ended Thursday, Sept. 6.

Category (No. of funds) Week Year-to-date 12 months Natural resources (19) +2.49% +2.1% +8.6% Utilities (15) +0.60 -8.5 -1.3 Fixed income (530) +0.50 +1.5 +3.1 Equity income (66) +0.49 -8.3 -7.9 Capital appreciation (145) +0.46 -8.2 -9.6 Growth and income (198) +0.38 -6.7 -6.7 Balanced: stock and bond (61) +0.34 -3.8 -2.5 Growth (260) +0.24 -7.2 -7.7 Small company (82) +0.19 -10.3 -12.6 Health/biotechnology (9) +0.17 +6.8 +14.5 Science and technology (23) +0.17 -6.7 -5.9 Gold (34) -1.05 -13.0 -0.4 Global: U.S. and foreign stocks (40) -1.47 -7.0 -1.8 International: foreign stocks only (56) -2.28 -7.2 +1.0 S&P; 500 index, excluding dividends +0.55 -9.3 -8.0 General stock fund average +0.33 -7.7 -8.4

Source: Lipper Analytical Services Inc.

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