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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

A gut-wrenching week in the financial markets, with high-tech stocks and the

Nasdaq composite stumbling. Nasdaq fell for four straight days, ending down

10.2% for the week. The Business Week 50 was down 5.2%, with computer issues

leading the decline. Microsoft's legal perils hurt tech issues. Bonds soared,

as investors fled to quality. Wide intra-day swings stunned traders.

STOCKS

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

Year to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS Apr. 5 Week date months

S&P 500 1487.4 -1.4 1.2 12.6

Dow Jones Industrials 11,033.9 0.1 -4.0 10.3

Nasdaq Composite 4169.2 -10.2 2.5 62.9

S&P MidCap 400 475.8 -1.0 7.0 28.6

S&P SmallCap 600 203.5 -3.2 2.9 25.6

Wilshire 5000 13,948.5 -3.0 2.9 16.3

SECTORS

Business Week 50* 1229.7 -5.2 -0.1 26.0

Business Week Info Tech 100** 1022.8 -6.6 NA NA

S&P/BARRA Growth 906.5 -3.3 2.2 18.0

S&P/BARRA Value 611.8 0.9 0.2 6.3

S&P Energy 838.2 -1.7 0.5 8.6

S&P Financials 135.4 0.7 1.8 -5.0

S&P REIT 74.2 1.1 0.7 -5.9

S&P Transportation 595.3 4.2 -0.3 -16.5

S&P Utilities 242.8 0.3 6.8 2.3

GSTI Internet 571.4 -15.5 -19.8 -8.4

PSE Technology 1122.3 -4.6 15.5 114.3

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

Year to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS Apr. 5 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar) 1525.1 -1.4 0.9 22.2

London (FT-SE 100) 6379.3 -3.3 -7.9 -0.6

Paris (CAC 40) 6036.9 -7.2 1.3 40.2

Frankfurt (DAX) 7330.8 -6.8 5.4 49.2

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 20,462.8 -1.2 8.1 24.2

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 16,318.4 -10.8 -3.8 47.4

Toronto (TSE 300) 9226.5 -4.9 9.7 36.9

Mexico City (IPC) 7272.8 -7.8 2.0 42.6

FUNDAMENTALS Apr. 5 Wk. ago Yr. ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.12% 1.12% 1.21%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 31.7 31.8 34.9

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 24.6 24.9 24.5

First Call Earnings Surprise* 12.78% 4.37% 12.03%

*First Call Corp.

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Apr. 5 Wk. ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1378.2 1374.1 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 35.0% 31.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.43 0.42 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.80 0.78 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Shoes 35.1 Instrumentation 279.1

Property-Casual. Insurers 29.5 Semiconductors 132.2

Food Chains 29.0 Defense Electronics 117.7

Multiline Insurers 27.1 Communications Equip. 104.1

Insurance Brokers 27.0 Oil & Gas Drilling 67.3

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Defense Electronics -23.2 Pollution Control -68.0

Health-Care Services -20.4 Toys -48.2

Instrumentation -20.2 Life Insurance -47.3

Household Products -16.3 Office Equip. & Supplies -45.5

Long-Dist. Telecomms. -7.4 Hotels & Motels -40.0

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Apr. 5 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.58% 5.54% 4.47%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.87 5.89 4.42

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.10 6.31 4.69

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 5.87 6.18 5.14

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 5.78 5.99 5.51

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+ 8.11 8.32 6.97

+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 4.98% 5.58%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.22 8.09

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.14 5.82

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.45 8.43

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Financial 16.4 Technology -18.6

Large-cap Value 11.8 Small-cap Growth -18.1

Mid-cap Value 9.6 Mid-cap Growth -15.8

Large-cap Blend 7.2 Communications -11.2

Real Estate 5.5 Health -10.0

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 111.7 Precious Metals -5.3

Small-cap Growth 74.6 Financial -4.5

Mid-cap Growth 69.7 Real Estate 2.9

Japan 69.0 Large-cap Value 6.3

Diversified Pacific/Asia 66.9 Mid-cap Value 9.0

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