The Big 10 by volume

Investors in the 10 largest mutual funds saw red for the third quarter of this year. Red ink that is. Despite their negative returns, these funds, which tend to focus on large companies, continue to perform well over the long term.

Assets 5-yr. Fund name in billions 3rd qtr. 1-yr. annualized

Fidelity Magellan Fund $93.56 - 6.0% 36.1% 22.3% 800-544-8888

Vanguard 500 Index 91.11 -6.3 27.8 24.9 800-662-7447

Washington Mutual Inv 55.53 -9.4 13.2 21.6 800-421-4120

Investment Co. of America 52.13 -6.5 23.3 20.9 800-421-4120

Fidelity Growth & Income 47.61 -6.6 20.2 21.8 800-544-8888

Fidelity Contrafund 41.33 -4.7 31.7 23.2 800-544-8888

American Cent: AC Ultra 33.51 -4.8 31.8 23.1 800-345-2021

Vanguard Windsor II 32.40 -13.6 10.3 20.1 800-662-7447

Janus Fund 31.84 -1.6 51.0 25.5 800-525-8983

Vanguard Wellington 26.36 -5.3 9.5 16.5 800-662-7447

(c) Copyright 1999. The Christian Science Publishing Society

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