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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Wall Streeters began to back off on their idea that the Aug. 24 Fed hike was

the last for the year. The bond market sold off, sending long-term rates back

over 6%. The quick change in sentiment hurt stocks as well. After setting a

new high of 11,326 on Aug. 25, the Dow Jones Industrials jumped around over

the next week, with an average move of 120 points a day.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

% change

U.S. MARKETS August 11 Week Year

Dow Jones Industrials 10,937.9 -3.4 39.7

Nasdaq Composite 2750.8 -2.0 74.6

Nasdaq 100 2404.9 -2.3 97.9

S&P MidCap 400 398.3 -1.6 37.2

S&P SmallCap 600 177.9 -1.3 21.8

S&P SuperComposite 1500 279.6 -3.5 33.8

% change

SECTORS August 11 Week Year

S&P/BARRA Growth 763.4 -3.1 38.8

S&P/BARRA Value 590.0 -4.3 28.2

S&P Basic Materials 129.7 -3.9 24.6

S&P Capital Goods 1010.8 -3.5 36.8

S&P Energy 865.8 -2.7 32.0

S&P Financials 131.2 -6.5 21.6

S&P REIT 80.4 0.3 -5.6

S&P Transportation 636.8 -6.9 9.1

S&P Utilities 256.5 -2.7 8.3

GSTI Internet 402.1 -9.0 233.5

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 577.2 -3.1 42.1

PSE Technology 629.4 -1.5 112.1

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS August 11 Week Year

S&P Euro Plus 1350.0 -1.3 21.7

London (FT-SE 100) 6276.2 -1.5 21.4

Frankfurt (DAX) 5317.1 -1.5 11.0

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 17,802.5 -0.3 23.9

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 13,544.2 0.5 91.8

Toronto (TSE 300) 6978.3 -3.4 26.0

Mexico City (IPC) 5086.9 -5.4 70.0

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS August 10 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.24% 1.20% 1.58%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 31.1 32.2 22.8

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 23.2 24.1 24.4

First Call Earnings Revision* -0.32% -0.04% -3.78%

* First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS August 10 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1289.1 1059.9 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 38.0% 15.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.56 0.81 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 1.36 1.03 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Instrumentation 18.2 Semiconductors 158.9

Semiconductors 13.3 Instrumentation 141.2

Metals 9.1 Computer Systems 97.9

Aluminum 9.0 Communications Equip. 93.1

Drugs 8.1 Aluminum 82.6

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Pollution Control -19.9 Pollution Control -44.1

Life Insurance -15.4 Manufactured Housing -39.3

Drug Chains -13.5 Toys -25.2

Specialty Appar. Retailers -13.2 Homebuilding -22.0

Manufactured Housing -12.5 Metal & Glass Containers -14.5

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES August 11 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 4.77% 4.72% 5.11%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 4.93 4.93 4.91

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 5.28 5.14 4.91

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 5.98 5.73 5.10

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.08 5.87 5.34

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE** 8.00 7.76 6.83

**BanxQuote, Inc.

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 4.89% 5.53%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.09 8.01

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.11 5.83

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.41 8.45

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 7.4 Financial -3.8

Japan 4.2 Mid-cap Value -2.9

Health 2.9 Utilities -2.8

Precious Metals 2.6 Small-cap Value -2.7

Natural Resources 2.2 Large-cap Value -2.4

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 130.2 Real Estate 5.4

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 97.2 Europe 11.8

Japan 86.2 International Hybrid 14.2

Diversified Pacific/Asia 77.0 Small-cap Value 17.2

Communications 71.9 Domestic Hybrid 17.4

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