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COMMENTARY

Financial stocks shook off the interest-rate blues as Congress finally agreed

to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act, a move that will set off further

consolidation in financial services. That sent the S&P Financials Index up

7.4% for the week. Gold closed at $294 on Oct. 27, slipping below $300 an

ounce for the first time in the month since European central banks agreed to

limit sales of gold.

STOCKS

% change

U.S. MARKETS Oct. 27 Week 12 mos.

Dow Jones Industrials 10,394.9 0.0 24.3

Nasdaq Composite 2802.5 0.5 63.2

Nasdaq 100 2457.5 -0.4 81.6

S&P MidCap 400 380.1 0.7 18.0

S&P SmallCap 600 171.2 0.4 10.0

S&P SuperComposite 1500 271.9 0.6 21.1

% change

SECTORS Oct. 27 Week 12 mos.

S&P/BARRA Growth 753.6 -0.5 27.4

S&P/BARRA Value 566.1 1.8 15.4

S&P Basic Materials 123.3 0.0 11.6

S&P Capital Goods 989.9 1.8 25.7

S&P Energy 803.7 -3.2 13.1

S&P Financials 133.8 7.4 17.8

S&P REIT 73.0 -1.1 -14.8

S&P Transportation 608.4 5.7 -0.7

S&P Utilities 241.8 2.3 -2.8

GSTI Internet 449.4 -4.0 170.9

Morgan Stanley Cyclical 519.0 0.1 19.4

PSE Technology 615.0 -0.5 81.1

% change

GLOBAL MARKETS Oct. 27 Week 12 mos.

S&P Euro Plus 1298.6 -2.5 18.7

London (FT-SE 100) 6045.7 0.6 13.4

Frankfurt (DAX) 5363.9 1.4 14.6

Tokyo (NIKKEI 225) 17,382.4 -0.9 25.8

Hong Kong (Hang Seng) 12,709.1 1.7 28.0

Toronto (TSE 300) 7011.4 1.2 16.9

Mexico City (IPC) 5142.2 0.4 31.3

Week Year

FUNDAMENTALS Oct. 26 ago ago

S&P 500 Dividend Yield 1.32% 1.34% 1.48%

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.) 29.0 29.3 26.6

S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)* 22.3 22.0 21.1

First Call Earnings Surprise* 2.86% 3.25% 0.94%

*First Call Corp.

Week

TECHNICAL INDICATORS Oct. 26 ago Reading

S&P 500 200-day average 1311.4 1310.8 Negative

Stocks above 200-day average 26.0% 25.0% Positive

Options: Put/call ratio 0.54 0.70 Negative

Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio 1.12 1.07 Positive

BEST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Savings & Loans 19.1 Communications Equip. 98.9

Publishing 15.9 Semiconductors 90.7

Transportation Services 13.9 Invest. Banking/Brkrge. 78.9

Financial Services 12.2 Instrumentation 75.4

Major Regional Banks 12.0 Broadcasting 71.8

WORST-PERFORMING Last Last 12

GROUPS month% months%

Office Equip. & Supplies -34.0 Pollution Control -54.2

Toys -32.3 Toys -52.7

Tobacco -24.8 Tobacco -46.5

HMOs -20.0 Manufactured Housing -39.5

Gold Mining -19.7 Office Equip. & Supplies -39.0

INTEREST RATES

Week Year

KEY RATES Oct. 27 ago ago

MONEY MARKET FUNDS 5.02% 4.98% 4.89%

90-DAY TREASURY BILLS 5.13 5.15 4.28

1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS 5.51 5.49 4.07

10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES 6.18 6.19 4.60

30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS 6.32 6.34 5.13

30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE! 8.05 8.02 6.80

!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 5.15% 5.90%

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.46 8.55

INSURED REVENUE BONDS 5.33 6.20

TAXABLE EQUIVALENT 7.72 8.99

MUTUAL FUNDS

EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES

Leaders Laggards

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

Japan 3.8 Precious Metals -15.8

Communications 3.6 Real Estate -3.7

Diversified Pacific/Asia 3.5 Latin America -3.3

Small-cap Growth 3.3 Natural Resources -3.2

Financial 3.1 Small-cap Value -3.0

Leaders Laggards

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

Technology 110.4 Real Estate -5.7

Japan 95.5 Precious Metals 2.0

Communications 66.9 Small-cap Value 3.8

Diversified Pacific/Asia 66.4 Mid-cap Value 6.6

Pacific/Asia ex-Japan 49.0 Financial 8.0

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