Mixed signals on inflation pummeled the financial markets. Oil and gold were 
      big losers on Sept. 13 after the producer price index signaled continued 
      disinflation. But on Sept. 14, the consumer price index seemed to indicate the 
      opposite--inflation--and the bond market suffered. Yields of 30-year Treasury 
      bonds climbed to 5.98% on Sept. 15, as a result. The Dow Jones industrial 
      average dropped 18 points on Sept. 14, and the decline in over-the-counter 
      stocks was even sharper. 
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
      
                                                           % change
      U.S. STOCKS                             Latest     Week     52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                   3633.7     1.2     9.5
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)     171.4     0.8     16.9
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)           245.3     1.0     27.3
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)             266.3     1.1     12.6
      
                                                      % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                          Latest     Week     52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)            2989.4     -1.5     25.7
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                  20,947.8      0.1     16.7
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                 3967.9      0.4     14.9
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                            Latest     Week ago     Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD               3.03%        3.02%       2.95%     
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD              5.98%        5.86%       7.33%     
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                   2.72%        2.73%       2.93%     
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO            23.9         23.6        24.7 
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    Latest     Week ago     Reading
      S&P 500 26-week moving average           448.9        448.5     Positive
      Stocks above 26-week moving average       60.8%        62.9%    Neutral
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio      0.49         0.44    Positive
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio  2.55         2.43    Negative
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
      BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
                                    % change
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS         4-week    52-week
      COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT    9.8      13.2     
      FOODS                       8.6     -10.6     
      SAVINGS AND LOANS           8.4      19.3     
      HOUSEWARES                  8.3       9.3     
      ENTERTAINMENT               7.4      18.1     
      
                                      % change  
      Strongest stock in group    4-week    52-week     Price
      NORTHERN TELECOM             16.9     -21.1       27 5/8
      BORDEN                       22.5     -35.2       18 3/8
      GREAT WESTERN FINANCIAL      15.8      26.2       19 1/4
      PREMARK INTERNATIONAL        13.2      90.9       65 3/8
      PARAMOUNT COMMUNICATIONS     18.0      39.1       63 1/8
      
                                % change
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS     4-week   52-week
      HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT     -14.8     3.2
      GOLD MINING             -13.4     29.3
      OIL AND GAS DRILLING     -9.9     16.5
      METALS                   -9.5    -11.1
      INSTRUMENTATION          -7.9     17.8
      
                                          % change
      Weakest stock in group           4-week     52-week     Price
      NATIONAL MEDICAL ENTERPRISES     -32.6     -44.1        7 3/4
      ECHO BAY MINES                   -18.5      59.6        9 3/8
      ROWAN                            -20.3       1.6        7 7/8
      CYPRUS MINERALS                  -11.7     -21.8        24 5/8
      HEWLETT-PACKARD                   -8.6      19.8        68 3/4
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      LEADERS
      Four-week total return                         %
      METLIFE-STATE STREET EQUITY INVESTMENT A     15.4
      SCUDDER LATIN AMERICA                        14.2
      METLLIFE-STATE STREET CAPITAL APPR. A        11.5
      
      52-week total return                           %
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS              86.2
      PBHG GROWTH                                  82.8
      THOMSON OPPORTUNITY A                        63.2
      
      LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return                         %
      MFS EMERGING GROWTH CLASS A                 -19.2
      UNITED SERVICES GOLD SHARES                 -11.2
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS             -10.7
      
      52-week total return                           %
      FIDELITY SELECT MEDICAL DELIVERY             -15.1
      INVESCO STRATEGIC HEALTH SCIENCES            -13.7
      MONITREND GOLD                               -11.5
      
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