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Mutual Funds

New, Improved Tables

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You don't have to be a computer scientist to appreciate the power of the Internet. Now Kiplinger's is harnessing the Web's power to vastly enhance our mutual fund performance tables.

Starting now, our tables, which have always suffered from the constraints of the printed page, make a quantum leap in utility. will list the top 25 funds over one-, three- and five-year periods for almost two dozen stock-fund categories: 11 diversified U.S. stock groups, seven categories of sector funds; hybrids, which invest in a mix of securities; specialized funds; and three international stock-fund groups. Bond funds are subdivided into eight categories. See the new and improved tables now.

Click on a fund in one of these tables and you'll be whisked to a page with detailed information about the fund. What's more, instead of having to wait a month for fresh rankings, will provide updated performance numbers twice a month.

This is just the beginning. As time goes on, you'll see further enhancements. We expect to divide the fund universe into still-narrower categories, and we plan to offer separate rankings of exchange-traded funds. And we're listening. If you have suggestions on what you would like us to include in the tables, send your ideas to