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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

A generally upbeat week in the financial markets, which saw the Dow Jones

industrial average and Nasdaq Composite Index both rising to new highs. Led by

Microsoft, the Nasdaq index climbed to a record on Jan. 18. But the Dow, which

had climbed to a record 11,723 on Jan. 14, fell in the two subsequent trading

days. Bonds fell because of inflation fears.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

STOCKS

% change

Year to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Jan. 19 Week date months

Dow Jones Industrials 11,489.4 -0.2 -0.1 22.8

Nasdaq Composite 4151.3 5.9 2.0 72.4

Nasdaq 100 3790.9 7.0 2.2 86.4

S&P MidCap 400 452.0 3.4 1.6 17.2

S&P SmallCap 600 203.4 5.4 2.8 15.2

S&P SuperComposite 1500 306.9 1.5 -0.6 16.3

SECTORS

S&P/BARRA Growth 875.7 0.9 -1.3 23.7

S&P/BARRA Value 607.7 1.5 -0.5 7.8

S&P Basic Materials 133.5 -4.5 -3.4 18.8

S&P Capital Goods 1081.7 -0.5 -2.6 24.7

S&P Energy 867.1 0.8 3.9 24.1

S&P Financials 128.3 2.8 -3.5 -2.0

S&P REIT 75.9 -0.4 3.2 -10.1

S&P Transportation 586.7 -4.3 -1.7 -13.1

S&P Utilities 238.6 2.1 5.0 -4.9

GSTI Internet 694.8 1.8 -2.5 70.2

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 573.1 -2.2 -2.2 19.4

PSE Technology 1001.3 6.1 3.0 103.5

% change

Year to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Jan. 19 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus 1507.2 1.4 -2.9 19.8

London (FT-SE 100) 6445.4 -1.3 -7.0 6.9

Frankfurt (DAX) 7091.0 2.6 1.9 39.8

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 18,897.8 1.2 -0.2 37.2

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 15,275.3 -2.8 -9.9 48.4

Toronto (TSE 300) 8635.1 3.3 2.6 27.8

Mexico City (IPC) 7171.2 0.0 0.6 99.0

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Jan. 18 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.16% 1.17% 1.26%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 32.1 31.9 33.1

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.9 24.7 24.3

First Call Earnings Surprise* 7.21% 17.14% 6.93%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Jan. 18 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1353.9 1350.9 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 30.0% 29.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.40 0.45 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.67 0.68 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Instrumentation 53.1 Instrumentation 218.5

Health-Care Services 44.3 Health-Care Services 87.3

Oil-Well Equip. & Svcs. 26.4 Communications Equip. 78.2

Oil and Gas Drilling 24.0 Semiconductors 77.0

Entertainment 20.8 Metals 73.8

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Conglomerates -11.5 Pollution Control -61.4

Regional Telephone Cos. -10.2 Tobacco -49.1

Furnishings & Appliances -8.4 Office Equip. & Supplies -48.4

Savings & Loans -8.1 Manufactured Housing -48.0

Long-Dist. Telephone Cos. -6.6 Toys -39.9

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Jan. 19 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.37% 5.39% 4.69%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.50 5.43 4.37

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.09 6.12 4.51

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.73 6.70 4.75

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.72 6.71 5.17

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE! 8.30 8.29 6.84

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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 5.22% 5.97%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.57 8.65

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.36 6.24

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.77 9.04

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Health 18.6 Financial -1.2

Diversified Emerging Mkts. 11.2 Precious Metals -0.9

Natural Resources 9.4 Japan 0.2

Small Growth 9.0 Domestic Hybrid 1.5

Mid-cap Growth 8.6 International Hybrid 2.0

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 119.6 Financial -4.9

Japan 101.0 Precious Metals -2.0

Latin America 92.2 Real Estate -1.6

Diversified Emerging Mkts. 87.1 Large Value 5.1

Diversified Pacific/Asia 84.8 Mid-cap Value 5.4

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