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Figures of the Week

Figures of the Week

COMMENTARY

Rising labor costs, strong consumer spending, and factories running near

capacity all raised the specter of further Fed tightening, and that sent

investors running for cover. The Dow industrials gave up 4.3% for the week,

and the S&P lost 3.1%. By contrast, the tech-driven Nasdaq held up well,

ending with a gain of 2.1%. The sinking Euro put a damper on European

equities.

STOCKS

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

Year to Last 12

U.S. MARKETS May 3 Week date months

S&P 500 1415.1 -3.1 -3.7 4.5

Dow Jones Industrials 10,480.1 -4.3 -8.8 -4.9

Nasdaq Composite 3707.3 2.1 -8.9 46.2

S&P MidCap 400 465.8 -0.8 4.7 16.2

S&P SmallCap 600 199.7 0.7 1.0 15.3

Wilshire 5000 13,179.2 -2.0 -4.6 6.4

SECTORS

Business Week 50* 1218.0 -3.9 -5.9 27.7

Business Week Info Tech 100** 935.9 -3.6 NA NA

S&P/BARRA Growth 851.4 -2.3 -4.0 13.9

S&P/BARRA Value 590.9 -4.0 -3.2 -5.7

S&P Energy 836.4 -1.6 0.2 -6.0

S&P Financials 129.2 -5.4 -2.9 -14.1

S&P REIT 80.3 2.9 9.1 -7.7

S&P Transportation 576.7 -3.2 -3.4 -28.6

S&P Utilities 260.3 -3.8 14.5 1.5

GSTI Internet 468.7 2.5 -34.2 -14.1

PSE Technology 1037.2 -0.9 6.7 98.9

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

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

Year to Last 12

GLOBAL MARKETS May 3 Week date months

S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar) 1451.4 -0.8 -3.9 11.7

London (FT-SE 100) 6184.8 -1.6 -10.8 -5.3

Paris (CAC 40) 6435.7 1.8 8.0 45.0

Frankfurt (DAX) 7376.9 -0.2 6.0 37.2

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 18,439.4 1.7 -2.6 10.4

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 15,577.5 1.3 -8.2 14.9

Toronto (TSE 300) 9291.3 -0.9 10.4 31.2

Mexico City (IPC) 6415.5 -5.1 -10.0 15.0

FUNDAMENTALS May 3 Wk. ago Yr. ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.15% 1.13% 1.21%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 29.3 30.5 33.9

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 23.4 24.2 24.5

First Call Earnings Revision* 0.13% 0.29% 0.33%

*First Call Corp.

TECHNICAL INDICATORS May 3 Wk. ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1385.9 1384.6 Positive

Stocks above 200-day average 43.0% 40.0% Neutral

Options: Put/call ratio 0.46 0.55 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 0.91 0.91 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Gold Mining 15.5 Instrumentation 140.0

Auto Parts & Equip. 15.4 Semiconductors 109.2

Machine Tools 14.1 Communications Equip. 82.0

Electric Companies 10.9 Defense Electronics 71.3

Oil Exploration & Prod. 9.7 Computer Systems 49.5

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Instrumentation -25.4 Pollution Control -70.8

Specialty Appar. Retailers -20.9 Toys -56.2

Long-Dist. Telecomms. -18.0 Office Equip. & Supplies -53.0

Defense Electronics -17.1 Life Insurance -52.2

Invest. Banking/Brkrge. -16.2 Metal & Glass Containers -51.6

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES May 3 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.64% 5.61% 4.45%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.92 5.75 4.61

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 6.18 6.19 4.75

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.40 6.14 5.40

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.11 5.95 5.71

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+ 8.37 8.19 7.02

+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 5.14% 5.75%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.45 8.33

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.28 5.98

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.65 8.67

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Real Estate 8.1 Diversified Emerging Mkts. -7.6

Natural Resources 2.7 Latin America -7.4

Small-cap Value 1.7 Pacific/Asia ex-Japan -7.2

Mid-cap Value 1.1 Communications -6.2

Small-cap Blend 0.8 Diversified Pacific/Asia -6.1

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 98.8 Precious Metals -18.2

Small-cap Growth 60.5 Financial -12.5

Mid-cap Growth 60.0 Large-cap Value -2.1

Japan 56.4 Real Estate 0.4

Health 48.9 Mid-cap Value 0.9

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