Overseas Earnings

The case for international funds is strong, especially given the U.S. market's current woes

fund managed to stay in the black with a 3.58% total return for 2002, as of Oct. 31. Longer-term, the fund’s record holds up very well, with a 7.25% average annual total return over the three-year period ending on Oct. 31, 2002, and a 9.0% figure for the five-year stretch ending the same date.
Top Foreign Stock Mutual Funds

Fund Name (Ticker)

1-Year Ann.
Total Return*

3-Year Ann.
Total Return*

5-Year Ann.
Total Return*

Toll-Free
Number

Minimum
Initial Investment

Black Rock Intl Sm-Cap Inv (BREAX)

0.07%

5.87%

13.86%

800-441-7762

$500

MFS International New Discovery (MIDAX)

-3.59

4.50

11.63

800-225-2606

1,000

First Eagle SoGen Overseas (SGOVX)

11.06

7.25

9.00

800-334-2143

1,000

ING Intl Sm Cap Growth (NIGRX)

-16.06

-11.03

7.49

800-334-3444

1,000

Tweedy, Browne Glob Val (TBGVX)

-9.73

-1.84

5.57

800-432-4789

2,500

Putnam Intl Voyager (PNVAX)

-4.50

-9.03

5.54

800-225-1581

500

American Century Intl Disc Inv (TWEGX)

-5.94

-5.42

5.04

800-345-2021

10,000

*AS OF OCT. 31, 2002
SOURCE: MORNINGSTAR INC

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