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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

The market lost steam this week primarily due to inflationary fears and

currency worries. The Dow posted a 200 point loss on Sept. 23. The S&P 500

slipped 10% below its year-to-date high--a technical correction. Worry that

the Fed may raise rates next week, coupled with a weak dollar relative to the

yen, sent the market south. Gold rallied during the week, hitting new highs.

STOCKS

% change

U.S. MARKETS Sept. 29 Week Year

Dow Jones Industrials 10,213.5 -3.0 26.4

Nasdaq Composite 2730.3 -4.5 57.5

Nasdaq 100 2398.8 -4.6 73.2

S&P MidCap 400 382.2 -3.0 22.1

S&P SmallCap 600 173.9 -1.2 14.2

S&P SuperComposite 1500 266.7 -3.1 20.9

% change

SECTORS Sept. 29 Week Year

S&P/BARRA Growth 733.9 -4.1 26.7

S&P/BARRA Value 556.6 -2.2 14.3

S&P Basic Materials 122.4 -1.7 7.1

S&P Capital Goods 985.1 -2.4 30.0

S&P Energy 819.3 -1.7 10.4

S&P Financials 121.0 -2.3 8.8

S&P REIT 75.9 -1.7 -16.0

S&P Transportation 590.3 -1.7 -3.7

S&P Utilities 239.4 -2.6 -5.8

GSTI Internet 459.8 5.3 172.9

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 533.7 -3.1 25.1

PSE Technology 629.3 -3.3 91.0

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS Sept. 29 Week Year

S&P Euro Plus 1316.2 -1.6 26.3

London (FT-SE 100) 6020.6 1.8 17.9

Frankfurt (DAX) 5135.6 -2.0 12.2

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 17,282.3 -3.6 25.0

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 12,834.9 -4.4 63.8

Toronto (TSE 300) 6878.5 -0.1 19.4

Mexico City (IPC) 5079.8 1.8 38.0

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Sept. 28 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.31% 1.29% 1.52%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 30.1 31.0 25.0

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 22.5 22.9 20.3

First Call Earnings Revision* -1.43% -1.07% -5.79%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Sept. 28 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1303.9 1301.2 Negative

Stocks above 200-day average 30.0% 34.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.62 0.63 Neutral

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 1.25 1.13 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Gold Mining 24.3 Instrumentation 115.9

Defense Electronics 20.9 Semiconductors 107.7

Shoes 11.0 Communications Equip. 98.2

Broadcasting 2.4 Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 75.2

Personal Loans 2.1 Broadcasting 68.5

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Cosmetics -30.3 Pollution Control -54.1

Furnishings & Appliances -29.5 Manufactured Housing -33.6

Housewares -24.8 Food Wholesalers -31.5

Life Insurance -20.0 Property-Casual. Insurers -27.8

Property-Casual. Insurers -20.0 Life Insurance -24.0

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Precious Metals 26.6 Health -6.3

Technology 3.6 Pacific/Asia ex-Japan -5.3

Japan 3.5 Mid-cap Value -5.2

Communications 3.4 Real Estate -4.8

Latin America 2.4 Financial -4.8

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 103.9 Real Estate -5.5

Japan 97.7 Financial 5.5

Diversified Pacific/Asia 74.0 Small-cap Value 7.8

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 66.9 Domestic Hybrid 9.9

Communications 63.7 Health 10.3

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Sept. 29 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 4.90% 4.86% 5.05%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 4.81 4.83 4.37

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 5.21 5.26 4.41

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 5.96 5.92 4.44

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.12 6.10 4.98

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE******* 7.80 7.83 6.62

******* 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 4.93% 5.63%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.14 8.16

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.10 5.85

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.39 8.48

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