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A buy-and-hold approach keeps this tech fund going strong.

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If you're looking for a tech fund with a long, rich history,the Franklin DynaTech Fund (FKDNX) is hard to top. Itsmanagers have invested in cutting-edge technology companies andsought out innovative investment opportunities since the fund'screation in 1968. In the early 1970s, that meant holding oil, gasand airline companies. Today, it's health-care and internetstocks that catch the fund managers' eyes.

At the end of first quarter 2005, about 28 percent of thefund's 80 or so stocks were invested in electronic tech stocks,24 percent in health technology and 23 percent in tech servicescompanies, according to Matt Moberg, one of Dyna-Tech'sportfolio managers. "The fund looks across the economy forinnovative products and technologies," Moberg says.

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