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Market Watch : WEEKLY SCORECARD : MUTUAL FUNDS

Average total return, including dividends, in percent for periods ended Thursday, Nov. 29.

Category (No. of funds) Week Year-to-date 12 months Capital appreciation (142) +1.09% -11.8% -11.2% Growth (264) +1.02 -9.6 -8.8 Small company (83) +1.81 -15.7 -15.4 Growth and income (205) +0.52 -8.4 -7.1 Equity income (69) +0.36 -9.2 -7.7 Health/biotechnology (9) +2.08 +13.1 +12.0 Natural resources (19) +1.58 -7.7 -3.1 Science and technology (23) +1.97 -8.3 -6.9 Utilities (15) +0.18 -3.7 +0.1 Global: U.S. and foreign stocks (45) -1.17 -11.2 -8.3 International: foreign stocks only (60) -2.20 -11.8 -7.1 Gold (36) +3.02 -25.6 -25.4 Balanced: stock and bond (64) +0.29 -3.4 -2.4 Fixed income (542) -0.11 +2.3 +2.5 S&P; 500 index, excluding dividends +0.12 -10.5 -8.6 General stock fund average +0.92 -10.4 -9.4

Source: Lipper Analytical Services Inc.


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