UTILITIES

BEST OVERALL UTILITIES FUND

American Century Utilities Inv (BULIX)

A FAVORITE BECAUSE: Call us old fashoned, but we think utilities funds should be old, slow, and boring. And they don't get much more boring than American Century Utilities. BULIX does its best to avoid potential Enrons, but in so doing tends to post consistent but middling performance versus similar funds, year after year after year (after year).

WE DON'T LIKE: It's not a feature, but a bug? Amcent Utilities' slow and steady approach means it might not be a good fit for Type A, Mad Money watching investors.

Named Favorite: 08/02
Return While Favorite: 245.58%
VS. S&P While Favorite: 70.21%
MAXrating: 85
Outlook: 4%
Expense Ratio: 0.68%

UTILITIES SPECIAL CRITERIA WINNERS

BEST OPEN-END UTILITIES FUND

American Century Utilities Inv (BULIX)

Named Favorite: 08/02
Return While Favorite: 245.58%
VS. S&P While Favorite: 70.21%
MAXrating: 85
Outlook: 4%
Expense Ratio: 0.68%

BEST UTILITIES ETF

Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU)

Named Favorite: 01/04
Return While Favorite: 285.81%
VS. S&P While Favorite: 167.94%
MAXrating: NA
Outlook: NA
Expense Ratio: NA

BEST LOW MINIMUM UTILITIES FUND

Gabelli Utilities AAA (GABUX)

Named Favorite: 11/09
Return While Favorite: 72.38%
VS. S&P While Favorite: -28.39%
MAXrating: 36
Outlook: 3%
Expense Ratio: 1.38%

BEST NTF UTILITIES FUND

American Century Utilities Inv (BULIX)

Named Favorite: 08/02
Return While Favorite: 245.58%
VS. S&P While Favorite: 70.21%
MAXrating: 85
Outlook: 4%
Expense Ratio: 0.68%

UTILITIES PREVIOUS FAVORITES

Fund Name/Ticker: Added Removed Return Vs. S&P
Galaxy II Utility Index (IUTLX) 09/0101/04-33.81%-46.81%
Vanguard Utilities (VGSUX) 09/0101/042.51%-10.49%

UTILITIES TRANSACTIONS

11/09 - Added Gabelli Utilities AAA (GABUX). Added as Best Utilities Low Minimum Fund.

01/04 - Removed Galaxy II Utility Index (IUTLX). Reason for removal: Merged with another fund.

01/04 - Removed Vanguard Utilities (VGSUX). Reason for removal: Investment strategy/style change.

01/04 - Added Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU). Named a favorite Utilities fund.

08/02 - Added American Century Utilities Inv (BULIX). Named a favorite Utilities fund.