Financial-sector funds

Profits for financial-sector mutual funds showed signs of withdrawal in early 1999, gaining an average 4 percent through March 10. But analysts think the pace may pick up.

Most of these funds are recent. Of 48 tracked by Morningstar, only 14 have a five-year track record. Top performers include:

Fund name yr.-to-date 1-yr.

*Fidelity Select Brokerage & Investment 12.7 7.9 800-544-8888

*MSDW Financial Services C 9.7 22.1 800-869-3863

*Rydex Financial Services Inv 9.7 N/A 800-820-0888

*Fidelity Advisor Financial Services T 8.7 10.4 800-522-7297

*Titan Financial Services 8.7 -6.1 888-448-4826

*Fidelity Select Financial Services 8.6 12.4 800-544-8888

*Kemper-Dreman Financial Services A 8.2 11.1 800-621-1048

*AIM Global Financial Services A 8.0 12.0 800-347-4246

*Icon Financial Services 7.6 5.1 800-764-0442

*Invesco Financial Services 5.1 10.4 800-525-8085

Source: Morningstar Inc. Return as of 3/10/99. N/A = newer fund data unavailable.

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