The market may be recovering and equity fund investing perking up, but stable value is still popular if sales at AEGON Institutional Markets are any indication. The company reported an increase in sales totaling $6.3 billion in the first six months of 2003, a 12.5% increase from the $5.6 billion worth of stable value products it sold in the same period in 2002.

"I believe the continued strong interest in stable value products indicates investors do realize that a core stable value investment is a sound, long-term choice for growth and safety for any portfolio in any financial environment," said Aruna Hobbs, head of the pension and savings group for AEGON Institutional Markets.

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