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Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Inflation-wary bond investors ignored a big increase in U.S. productivity and

dumped bonds, forcing long-term interest rates to the highest level in nearly

a year. All things considered, stocks did well, with the Dow industrials

hanging tough at 11,000, up 0.4% for the week. Tech stocks grabbed some of the

glory from the industrials. The tech-heavy NASDAQ 100 gained 2.9%.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

% change

U.S. MARKETS May 12 Week Year

Dow Jones Industrials 11,000.4 0.4 19.4

NASDAQ Composite 2606.5 2.8 39.7

NASDAQ 100 2217.7 2.9 75.6

S&P MidCap 400 407.8 1.7 9.4

S&P SmallCap 600 177.6 2.5 -11.2

S&P SuperComposite 1500 286.2 1.3 19.5

% change

SECTORS May 12 Week Year

S&P BARRA Growth 756.2 1.7 29.5

S&P BARRA Value 627.5 0.8 13.5

S&P Basic Materials 140.6 -1.8 -2.1

S&P Capital Goods 1018.6 0.7 16.6

S&P Energy 844.4 -4.1 5.4

S&P Financials 149.8 1.8 12.0

S&P REIT 89.8 2.7 -15.3

S&P Transportation 828.5 1.3 15.0

S&P Utilities 257.1 0.4 8.3

GSTI Internet 579.1 4.3 307.8

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 609.7 -0.2 9.5

PSE Technology 547.2 4.4 51.3

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS May 12 Week Year

S&P Euro Plus 1311.0 -0.7 2.5

London (FT-SE 100) 6343 -0.9 6.2

Frankfurt (DAX) 52.2 -1.1 -2.4

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 16,947.4 1.5 10.5

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 13,013.0 -4.2 37.4

Toronto (TSE 300) 7003.8 -0.3 -9.1

Mexico City (IPC) 5877.3 5.7 23.6

Week Week

FUNDAMENTALS May 11 Ago Ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.17% 1.21% 1.40

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 34.5 33.9 26.7

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.6 24.5 21.7

First Call Earnings Revision* 0.57% 0.33% -0.97%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS May 11 Ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1178.9 1174.3 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 69.0% 55.0% Neutral

Options: Put/call ratio 0.45 0.46 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.81 0.83 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Machine Tools 48.7 Broadcasting 90.1

Aluminum 32.1 Communications Equip. 82.0

Metals 28.3 Long-Dist. Telecomms. 76.8

Hospital Management 27.3 Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 65.8

Diversified Chemicals 26.8 Computer Software 62.3

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Drugs -17.7 Manufactured Housing -41.2

Food Wholesalers -16.1 Oil & Gas Drilling -39.1

Specialty Appar. Retailers -13.9 Metal & Glass Containers -25.3

Health-Care Services -12.0 Engineering & Constr. -23.4

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. -11.9 Apparel Manufacturing -22.2

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Latin America 16.0 Large-cap Growth -3.2

Diversified Emerging Mkts. 15.1 Health -3.0

Natural Resources 14.3 Communications -1.1

Real Estate 13.6 Technology -1.1

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 13.2 Europe 0.3

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 56.1 Precious Metals -19.0

Communications 46.9 Small-cap Value -13.8

Japan 30.1 Latin America -13.4

Large-cap Growth 28.1 Natural Resources -11.4

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 19.7 Small-cap Blend -10.2

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES May 12 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 4.44% 4.45% 5.10%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 4.57 4.61 5.12

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 4.76 4.75 5.44

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 5.57 5.40 5.64

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 5.83 5.71 5.95

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE 7.19 7.02 7.18

BLOOMBERG MUNI YIELD EQUIVALENTS

Taxable equivalent yields on AAA-rated, tax-exempt municipal bonds, assuming a

31% federal tax rate.

10-yr. bond 30-yr. bond

GENERAL OBLIGATIONS 4.34% 5.03%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 6.29 7.29

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 4.47 5.27

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 6.48 7.64

***BanxQuote, Inc.

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