Mutual fund companies are working overtime to reverse some investor's disaffection with mutual funds. An increased desire to invest directly in equities has been fostered by the availability of information and trading via the Internet, and the spectacular performance of the technology sector.

"As this bull market has continued, clients are bored with mutual fund holdings," said Henry Zapisek, a certified financial planner in San Diego with Financial Network Investment Corp. of Torrance, Calif.

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