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Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Damn the Fed's interest-rate hike. It's full speed ahead for stocks. The Dow

industrials jumped over 700 points, the S&P 500 hit an all-time high, and the

Nasdaq made gains, as well. The newly drawn BUSINESS WEEK 50, however, topped

them all, gaining 9.5%. The BW 50's best performer was Applied Materials, up

22.4%, while Lucent Technologies dove 7.3%.

Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets

Bridge Information Systems, Inc.

STOCKS

-----------% change--------

Year to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Mar. 22 Week date months

S&P 500 1500.6 7.8 2.1 15.7

Dow Jones Industrials 10,866.7 7.3 -5.5 9.9

Nasdaq Composite 4864.7 6.2 19.5 103.0

S&P MidCap 400 494.3 7.9 11.2 37.0

S&P SmallCap 600 217.8 3.9 10.1 37.2

Wilshire 5000 14,521.2 6.7 5.1 23.5

SECTORS

Business Week 50* 1361.6 9.5 3.4 36.7

Business Week Info Tech 100** 1104.2 7.9 NA NA

S&P/BARRA Growth 934.8 9.0 5.4 25.6

S&P/BARRA Value 601.3 6.4 -1.5 4.7

S&P Energy 808.0 -0.5 -3.2 5.4

S&P Financials 132.7 11.6 -0.3 -6.7

S&P REIT 73.6 2.6 0.0 -6.1

S&P Transportation 561.2 5.7 -6.0 -20.8

S&P Utilities 235.7 1.0 3.7 -3.4

GSTI Internet 748.7 8.3 5.1 45.4

PSE Technology 1243.3 10.4 27.9 158.3

*Mar. 19, 1999=1000 **Feb. 7, 2000=1000

-----------% change--------

Year to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Mar. 22 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar) 1541.8 3.2 2.0 21.4

London (FT-SE 100) 6609.6 2.5 -4.6 9.1

Paris (CAC 40) 6279.3 1.5 5.4 53.9

Frankfurt (DAX) 7798.6 5.2 12.1 55.1

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 19,733.6 3.1 4.2 23.2

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 17,547.0 4.8 3.4 58.9

Toronto (TSE 300) 9871.6 6.2 17.3 49.6

Mexico City (IPC) 7782.6 -0.7 9.2 65.1

FUNDAMENTALS Mar. 21 Wk. ago Yr. ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.13% 1.25% 1.27%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 31.4 28.6 33.2

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.7 22.4 24.0

First Call Earnings Revision* 0.41% 0.42% -1.48%

*First Call Corp.

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Mar. 21 Wk. ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1368.8 1365.2 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 30.0% 24.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.44 0.41 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.77 0.76 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 35.4 Instrumentation 340.5

Instrumentation 29.6 Semiconductors 176.7

Personal Loans 28.7 Defense Electronics 156.4

Semiconductors 28.1 Communications Equip. 140.2

Oil & Gas Drilling 24.1 Computer Systems 80.3

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Household Products -26.8 Pollution Control -66.9

Engineering & Constr. -18.9 Toys -52.2

Metals -14.5 Tobacco -52.1

Pollution Control -12.4 Life Insurance -50.2

Health-Care Services -11.8 Office Equip. & Supplies -43.5

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Mar. 22 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.49% 5.47% 4.48%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.91 5.85 4.50

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.18 6.21 4.73

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.12 6.29 5.17

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 5.96 6.07 5.54

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+ 8.27 8.35 7.04

+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 5.10% 5.71%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.39 8.28

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.23 5.93

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.58 8.59

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Financial 11.9 Precious Metals -8.2

Technology 10.5 Health -5.1

Large-cap Growth 9.7 Diversified Pacific/Asia 0.3

Large-cap Blend 9.1 Diversified Emerging Mkts. 0.8

Mid-cap Growth 8.2 International Hybrid 1.2

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 163.1 Financial -8.2

Small-cap Growth 102.3 Precious Metals -3.9

Mid-cap Growth 98.0 Real Estate 2.2

Japan 75.3 Large-cap Value 3.2

Diversified Pacific/Asia 72.4 Mid-cap Value 7.1

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