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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

Signs that the U.S. economy is improving squelched the bond market rally. The

sell-off pushed the yield on the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond back up to 6%.

Better economic news, however, gave the stock market reason to cheer. The Dow

Jones industrial average hit an all-time high of 3673.6 on Oct. 25 before

beating a retreat. The Japanese market was derailed, in part, by an ill-timed

offering of a railroad stock. Gold and gold-mining issues continued to rebound

from their September lows.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 3664.7 0.5 12.7

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 174.1 0.3 18.7

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 256.0 0.4 29.4

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 268.4 -0.2 13.1

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3154.3 -0.1 19.0

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 19,838.8 -1.7 16.2

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4197.5 0.4 25.9

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 3.15% 3.12% 3.01%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 6.00% 5.82% 7.61%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.69% 2.73% 3.02%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 22.2 21.9 22.4

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 26-week moving average 452.6 415.5 Positive

Stocks above 26-week moving average 62.0% 64.7% Neutral

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.38 0.39 Neutral

Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 2.32 2.56 Neutral

INDUSTRY GROUPS

BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.

% change Strongest % change

FOUR-WEEK LEADERS 4-week 52-week stock in group 4-week 52-week Price

GOLD MINING 22.0 65.2 PLACER DOME 29.9 112.8 25

BROADCASTING 13.1 -69.7 COMCAST 20.8 172.2 39 1/8

HEALTH-CARE SERVICES 12.1 -28.2 AMGEN 14.4 -33.1 43 3/4

TOBACCO 11.9 -27.0 PHILIP MORRIS 15.1 -29.7 52 3/8

USX-U.S.

STEEL 10.8 54.1 STEEL GROUP 23.0 44.5 38 1/8

% change Weakest % change

FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS 4-week 52-week stock in group 4-week 52-week Price

POLLUTION CONTROL -15.5 -30.9 WMX TECHNOLOGIES -19.8 -35.9 24 3/4

BROKERAGE FIRMS -8.7 64.3 BEAR STEARNS -13.3 54.0 22

AMERICAN INTER-

MULTILINE INSURERS -7.9 21.9 NATIONAL GROUP -11.6 20.5 88

ADVANCED

SEMICONDUCTORS -7.5 89.1 MICRO DIVICES -34.0 34.8 19 3/8

ALEXANDER &

INSURANCE BROKERS -7.3 -10.9 ALEXANDER SERVICES -9.6 -21.1 20 1/8

MUTUAL FUNDS MORNINGSTAR INC.

LEADERS LAGGARDS

Four-week total return % Four-week total return %

LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS 19.5 MIM STOCK APPRECIATION -7.5

KEYSTONE PRECIOUS METALS HOLDINGS 16.3 SCHOONER -7.2

SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS/

BLANCHARD PRECIOUS METALS 15.8 INFORMATION A -5.9

52-week total return % 52-week total return %

LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS 156.0 PILGRIM CORPORATE UTILITIES -13.3

INVESCO STRATEGIC

PBHG GROWTH 88.5 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES -8.8

EXCEL MIDAS GOLD 76.0 JENSEN -6.6

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Foreign stocks Treasury bonds U.S. stocks Gold Money market fund


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