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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Another record week for the Nasdaq composite index. So far this year, that

high tech-laden index has risen a breathtaking 44%, dwarfing the gains of both

the Dow industrials and the S&P 500 index. The much-awaited United Parcel

Service initial public offering, the largest U.S. IPO ever, made its debut on

Nov. 10. Priced at $50 a share, it closed at 67 1/4.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

% change

U.S. MARKETS Nov. 10 Week 12 mos.

Dow Jones Industrials 10,597.7 -0.1 19.6

Nasdaq Composite 3155.8 4.2 69.2

Nasdaq 100 2797.7 4.7 89.4

S&P MidCap 400 415.5 2.5 19.7

S&P SmallCap 600 180.9 0.8 8.8

S&P SuperComposite 1500 288.6 1.4 21.2

% change

SECTORS Nov. 10 Week 12 mos.

S&P/BARRA Growth 806.7 1.7 28.1

S&P/BARRA Value 592.2 0.9 14.7

S&P Basic Materials 128.0 0.9 10.4

S&P Capital Goods 1014.0 1.0 22.4

S&P Energy 839.3 4.4 18.6

S&P Financials 139.4 -0.2 15.4

S&P REIT 74.2 -1.8 -13.8

S&P Transportation 631.5 1.3 0.7

S&P Utilities 238.3 -2.7 -7.8

GSTI Internet 515.6 8.7 147.8

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 538.6 -0.4 15.4

PSE Technology 726.9 6.2 93.2

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS Nov. 10 Week 12 mos.

S&P Euro Plus 1371.0 2.5 24.3

London (FT-SE 100) 6447.0 2.6 18.7

Frankfurt (DAX) 5742.4 3.3 23.2

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 18,567.9 3.2 31.6

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 13,975.5 5.4 43.8

Toronto (TSE 300) 7366.5 1.8 17.7

Mexico City (IPC) 5963.8 2.9 44.0

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Nov. 9 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.24% 1.25% 1.40%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 30.5 29.9 28.8

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 23.7 23.3 21.8

First Call Earnings Revision* -2.00% -1.60% -4.77%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Nov. 9 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1317.2 1314.1 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 32.0% 31.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.49 0.55 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.83 1.09 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Insurance Brokers 19.6 Communications Equip. 117.1

HMOs 16.9 Semiconductors 103.6

Communications Equip. 16.7 Broadcasting 84.6

Oil & Gas Drilling 14.0 Instrumentation 80.9

Multiline Insurers 13.9 Computer Software 66.0

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Tobacco -27.3 Pollution Control -60.1

Machine Tools -24.4 Tobacco -51.7

Office Equip. & Supplies -21.5 Toys -49.5

Specialty Printing -20.2 Food Wholesalers -38.9

Shoes -17.2 Office Equip. & Supplies -38.3

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Nov. 10 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.07% 5.05% 4.84%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.19 5.12 4.55

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 5.49 5.46 4.53

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 5.97 6.01 4.82

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.08 6.14 5.29

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE*** 7.86 7.86 6.90

***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 4.97% 5.72%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.20 8.29

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.19 6.05

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.52 8.77

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 14.7 Precious Metals -10.5

Latin America 11.3 Natural Resources -0.5

Small-cap Growth 11.0 Real Estate -0.2

Mid-cap Growth 9.5 Small-cap Value 1.6

Financial 8.2 Health 1.8

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 119.8 Real Estate -4.8

Japan 100.9 Precious Metals -4.1

Communications 71.5 Small-cap Value 1.8

Diversified Pacific/Asia 68.7 Mid-cap Value 5.3

Small-cap Growth 50.1 Large-cap Value 9.1

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