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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

A generally mixed week in the financial markets, with computer stocks showing

particular strength. The NASDAQ Composite climbed 40 points on July 14 to set

its seventh record performance in the past ten trading days. Intel led the

list of gainers, because of strong profit news. The euro fell to a record

against the dollar on July 12 because of a drop in German industrial

production.

% change

U.S. MARKETS July 14 Week Year

Dow Jones Industrials 11,148.1 -0.4 20.6

NASDAQ Composite 2817.9 2.7 43.2

NASDAQ 100 2416.8 3.3 70.4

S&P MidCap 400 423.9 1.4 14.6

S&P SmallCap 600 188.1 1.4 -2.8

S&P SuperComposite 1500 294.0 0.3 17.6

% change

SECTORS July 14 Week Year

S&P/BARRA Growth 791.8 0.9 25.2

S&P/BARRA Value 628.6 -0.6 11.5

S&P Basic Materials 137.4 0.0 11.0

S&P Capital Goods 1040.2 -0.4 16.9

S&P Energy 875.2 0.2 17.7

S&P Financials 144.3 -2.5 -2.3

S&P REIT 83.9 -0.5 -18.9

S&P Transportation 739.0 -2.1 3.1

S&P Utilities 258.3 -0.8 6.1

GSTI Internet 500.9 -2.4 197.9

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 599.8 0.1 14.9

PSE Technology 631.3 3.5 76.9

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS July 14 Week Year

S&P Euro Plus 1360.3 -0.5 -0.3

London (FT-SE 100) 6473.1 -1.9 6.1

Frankfurt (DAX) 5610.9 0.4 -7.9

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 18,357.9 2.2 11.3

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 13,575.6 -4.8 66.0

Toronto (TSE 300) 7253.1 1.1 -1.8

Mexico City (IPC) 5834.9 -1.4 26.1

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS July 13 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.17% 1.17% 1.32%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 35.1 34.7 27.8

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.9 24.8 22.7

First Call Earnings Surprise* 3.51% 11.34% 2.40%

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS July 13 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1238.7 1229.7 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 59.0% 60.0% Neutral

Options: Put/call ratio 0.45 0.40 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 1.44 1.56 Positive

Week Year

KEY RATES July 14 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 4.55% 4.53% 5.10%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 4.69 4.67 5.14

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 4.97 5.06 5.35

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 5.73 5.92 5.48

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 5.92 6.08 5.70

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE******* 7.60 7.69 7.05

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Health-Care Services 30.6 Semiconductors 96.8

Computer Systems 23.9 Computer Systems 85.7

Computer Software 22.6 Communications Equip. 81.6

Communications Equip. 21.6 Instrumentation 64.5

Semiconductors 20.6 Broadcasting 58.5

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Pollution Control -28.7 Manufactured Housing -42.0

Machine Tools -21.7 Metal & Glass Containers 33.9

HMOs -13.1 Apparel Manufacturing -32.9

Hospital Management -11.1 Hospital Management -28.0

Metal & Glass Containers -9.0 Pollution Control -26.2

% change

*First Call Corp.

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 4.73% 5.22%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 6.86 7.57

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 4.87 5.46

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.06 7.91

*******BanxQuote, Inc.

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

BW PRODUCTION INDEX

Technology 15.9 Precious Metals -2.5

Japan 13.1 Real Estate -2.0

Small-cap Growth 11.7 Utilities 1.0

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 10.6 Europe 1.1

Mid-cap Growth 9.7 Natural Resources 1.1

Leaders Laggards

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

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 74.5 Latin America -13.5

Technology 69.8 Precious Metals -10.5

Japan 55.5 Real Estate -9.3

Diversified Pacific/Asia 52.4 Europe -7.0

Communications 47.7 Small-cap Value -4.6

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