Now you see it. Now you don't. In today's market time, where 10 minutes seem to bring what 10 years used to, last week's rout is likely little more than a distant memory. Don't forget so soon. Believe it or not, that red-flashing ticker handed you more than a scare and a stomachache. Not only did it offer a valuable (if unwelcome) reminder that there are no guarantees on Wall Street, the selloff also gives a black-and-white (or green-and-red) picture of an investment's potential future risk.
|Best of the Bigs |
Large funds that fared the best between March 10 and last Friday.
|Fund||March 10- April 14 Return||April 14 Return||1-Year Return|
|(AWSHX) Washington Mutual Investors||8.7%||-4.7%||-6.2|
|(AIVSX) Investment Co. of America||-0.1||-4.4||6.2|
|(FGRIX) Fidelity Growth & Income||-2||-5.3||-2.7|
|(VFINX) Vanguard 500 Index||-2.7||-5.8||3.4|
|(FMAGX) Fidelity Magellan||-6.5||-5.9||4.1|
|(FCNTX) Fidelity Contrafund||-11.3||-5.3||-1.6|
|(TWCUX) American Century Ultra Inv||-11.8||-7.3||-1.5|
|(AGTHX) Growth Fund of America||-13.5||-5.9||34.5|
|(JAVLX) Janus Twenty||-18.0||-5.8||12.6|