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Experience Counts Finding stability in an unstable market

By Dian Vujovich

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This year's markets have been sloppy, which makes callingthe good funds nearly impossible. Instead of looking for hot funds,consider one with a great long-term track record.

The Smith Barney Aggressive Growth Fund is a workhorse fundthat's been managed by the same guy, Richard Freeman, since itsinception in 1983. It has a five-star Morningstar rating and atypically low portfolio turnover rate, making it extra appealingwhen holding it outside of a qualified retirement account.

Freeman likes to invest in companies when they're small andhold on to them as they grow into mid- and large caps. As of April30, about 35 percent of the portfolio was made up of large-capcompanies purchased when they were small or midsized companies.

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