future to see when it is taking newcomers again. A strong second place finisher was WM Equity Income A (CMPBX), an offering that investors in large companies sell at a discount to the market or their industry peers. The WM fund has managed a 7.44% average annual total return over the last five years. More importantly, it has logged a 6.89% figure for the three-year period ended June 30, 2004. Its dividend yield of 1.8% was above that of the S&P 500 as well.
SunAmerica Value A (SSVAX) is another steady, long-term performer we recommend. It has posted a 5.60% average annual total return over the last five years and a 6.86% average annual total return over the last three years.
High-Yielding Mutual Fundsranked by 5-Yr. Annualized Returns
|Name||Ticker||12-Month Yield||1-Yr. Total Return||3-Yr. Annualized Total Return||5-Yr. Annualized Total Return||Minimum Initial Purchase||Phone Number|
|Dodge & Cox Stock||DODGX||1.36%||25.07%||6.61%||9.92%||$2,500||800-621-3979|
|WM Equity Income A||CMPBX||1.79||21.98||6.89||7.44||1,000||800-222-5852|
|SunAmerica Value A||SSVAX||2.12||14.77||6.86||5.60||$500||800-858-8850|
|Scudder Dreman High Return Eq||AKDHAX||1.50||18.24||1.01||4.90||1,000||800-621-1048|
|T. Rowe Price Equity-Income||PRFDX||1.49||17.76||2.60||3.96||2,500||800-638-5660|
|Lord Abbett Affiliated A||LAFFX||1.47||19.44||0.13||3.89||250||800-201-6984|
|Hennessy Cornerstone Value||HFCVX||1.74||20.74||1.14||3.76||2,500||800-966-4354|
|Evergreen Large Cap Value||AEILAX||1.31||18.83||0.74||3.74||1,000||800-343-2898|
|American Funds American Mutual||AAMRMX||2.03||15.43||3.15||3.62||250||800-421-0180|
|Franklin Equity Income A||FISEX||2.05||18.81||1.11||3.43||1,000||800-342-5236|
|Source: Morningstar Inc.
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