Investors can expect mutual funds in 2006, as in 2005, to continue to chug, but not zoom, ahead, according to senior analysts at Lipper of New York.

"Whenever we say, More of the same,' we're a little uncomfortable," said Don Cassidy, a senior research analyst at the Reuters-owned research company. Yet that's what he predicted during a year-end review and 2006 market outlook conference call last week.

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