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Strike a Balance A balanced fund will help keep you on steady ground.

By Dian Vujovich

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No matter what's going on in the markets, a balanced fundcan provide comfort to those unsure of market directions--or whosimply want somebody else to do the worrying for them.

Fidelity's Balanced Fund (FBALX) boasts a record that'shard to top: For the year ending September 30, 2005, it rankedeighth out of the 629 balanced funds Lipper tracks. It also earneda five-star overall rating from Morningstar based on the fund'sthree-, five- and 10-year performance records.

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