In Brief: Feb. 28, 2000

SOCIAL POINTS Investing in socially responsible funds can make you feel good about getting richer--but the trade-off can be a fairly stiff fee. This spring two new socially responsible index funds will debut with lower-than-average management fees. The Vanguard Calvert Social Index Fund will have a .25% expense ratio, and TIAA-CREF's Social Choice Equity's fee will fall in the same range as those of its other funds, between .29% and .49%.

YTD '99 Expense Return Return Ratio Calvert World Values Intl. Equity C -5.21 28.82 2.91 Citizens Index -4.59 27.49 1.58 Domini Social Equity -5.80 22.63 .98 IPS Millennium 14.71 118.80...

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