Standard & Poor's has released its latest mutual fund scorecard, measuring the consistency of top mutual fund performers over three and five consecutive years. It also measures performance and persistence.

As of Dec. 31, 2005 the scorecard shows that 15.5% of large-cap funds, 10.2% of mid-cap funds and 9.8% of small-cap funds remained in the top-quartile ranking for a period of three consecutive years. Also, 32.2% of large-cap, 27.3% of mid-cap and 25.7% of small-cap funds consistently maintained a top half ranking.

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