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Investment Figures Of The Week


Investment Figures of the Week

Investment Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Who cares about the dollar? Certainly not the stock market. The Dow industrials

continue to push into record territory. Ditto for the S&P. Most market mavens,

however, are getting real nervous as the Dow moves toward the 4200

mark--especially since the index is up 9% over the last three months. But don't

sell the U.S. market short just yet. It has beaten all the major foreign

bourses this year hands down. And as the technical indicators on this page

show, it may have still more to go.

MARKET ANALYSIS

% change

U.S. STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS 4160.8 1.9 14.7

MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index) 182.2 1.4 5.9

SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000) 259.9 1.2 3.0

ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000) 286.4 1.5 10.9

% change (local currency)

FOREIGN STOCKS Latest Week 52-week

LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100) 3142.3 0.1 1.6

TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX) 16,460.7 3.5 -15.8

TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE) 4299.0 0.8 -0.3

FUNDAMENTALS Latest Week ago Year ago

90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD 5.80% 5.85% 3.56%

30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD 7.37% 7.45% 7.11%

S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD 2.61% 2.65% 2.89%

S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO 16.6 16.5 20.2

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Latest Week ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day moving average 465.9 464.8 Positive

Stocks above 200-day moving average 57.0% 53.0% Neutral

Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.71 0.72r Positive

Insider sentiment: Vickers

sell/buy ratio 1.00 0.94 Positive

INDUSTRY GROUPS BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS

% change % change

4- 52- Strongest stock 4- 52-

FOUR-WEEK LEADERS week week in group week week Price

1 SPECIALTY APPAREL RETAILERS 13.3 -19.7 THE LIMITED 24.7 0.6 22 1/8

2 GOLD MINING 11.5 -13.5 NEWMONT MINING 14.9 -12.3 41 3/8

3 MEDICAL PRODUCTS BOSTON

AND SUPPLIES 11.4 41.0 SCIENTIFIC 21.1 83.2 25 7/8

4 HMOs 11.3 7.0 UNITED HEALTHCARE 13.4 3.5 48 5/8

5 COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT 11.2 30.1 M/A-COM 48.2 45.5 10

% change % change

4- 52- Weakest stock 4- 52-

FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS week week in group week week Price

1 TRUCKING -7.6 -27.3 YELLOW -22.0 -39.1 16 3/8

2 HOMEBUILDING -6.6 -31.6 KAUFMAN & BROAD HOME -19.8 -47.5 11 5/8

3 STEEL -5.2 -15.9 INLAND STEEL INDUSTRIES -14.0 -25.2 25 1/4

4 PAPER CONTAINERS -4.4 18.8 STONE CONTAINER -10.4 55.0 21 1/2

5 ELECTRIC COMPANIES -3.5 -7.5 ENTERGY -8.9 -35.9 20 1/2

MUTUAL FUNDS MORNINGSTAR INC.

LEADERS LAGGARDS

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

1 FIDELITY SELECT ELECTRONICS 14.4 WARBURG PINCUS JAPAN OTC COMM. -15.0

2 EXCEL MIDAS GOLD 11.0 WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO -10.1

NATL.FID.EQTY.

3 FIDELITY SELECT COMPUTERS 10.4 MORGAN STANLEY LATIN AMERICAN B -7.5

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

1 FIDELITY SELECT HEALTH CARE 40.7 MONITREND GOLD -51.1

2 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS 39.6 HERCULES LATIN -43.2

& INFORM. A AMERICAN VALUE

3 GOVETT SMALLER COMPANIES 37.8 BT INVESTMENT LATIN -42.9

AMERICAN EQUITY

Four-week total return

52-week total return

RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS DRI/McGRAW-HILL

Dollar amounts represent the present value of $10,000 invested one year ago in

each portfolio

Percentages indicate five-day total returns

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


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