The Dow Jones industrial average climbed above the 3600 level once again--but 
      just barely. With the economy still not out of the woods, cyclicals were 
      lackluster. The real action was in small-cap stocks, which surged to new highs. 
      The price of gold rebounded smartly, sending gold stocks bounding higher. And 
      as the table on this page shows, Lexington Strategic Investments, a mutual fund 
      that invests solely in South African gold mining shares, has advanced a 
      stunning 166% over the past year. 
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
                                                           % change
      U.S. STOCKS                              Latest   Week   52-week
      
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                    3603.2   0.1   12.8
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)      176.5   0.8   23.8
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)            257.9   1.4   35.5
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)              268.5   0.4   16.2
      
                                                         % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                           Latest   Week   52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)             3080.9   -0.6   19.7
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                   20,038.4   -2.3   15.5
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                  4111.8   1.4   28.7
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                          Latest   Week ago   Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD             3.10%   3.04%       3.00%   
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD            5.92%   6.01%       7.50%   
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                 2.77%   2.74%       3.09%   
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                       Latest   Week ago    Reading
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO                21.7       21.7      21.1      
      S&P 500 26-week moving average             450.7      450.2      Positive   
      Stocks above 26-week moving average        63.8%      63.4%      Neutral   
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio       0.43      0.41       Positive   
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio   2.61      2.73       Negative   
      BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
                             % change     Strongest               %change 
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS   4-week 52-week  stock in group       4-week   52-week Price
      GOLD MINING           24.8   49.3   PLACER DOME           31.9     89.4  22 1/4
      HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT   16.1   46.8   NATIONAL MEDICAL 
                                          ENTERPRISES           46.8     11.0  11 3/8
      HOTELS AND MOTELS     15.0  114.0   PROMUS                18.3    320.6  79 1/8
      OIL AND GAS DRILLING  14.9   23.9   ROWAN                 30.6     15.7  10 1/8
      SPECIALTY APPAREL 
      RETAILERS             13.4   11.1   TJX                   23.3     41.5  32 3/8
      
                              % change    Weakest             %change
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS  4-week  52-week stock in group   4-week   52-week   Price
      INSURANCE BROKERS   -9.4   -9.4     ALEXANDER & 
                                          ALEXANDER SVCS.   -20.9   -23.3  19   3/8
      ENGINEERING AND 
      CONSTRUCTION        -7.4    3.9     FLUOR              -9.5   -6.0   39   1/2
      PAPER CONTAINERS    -7.1  -16.6     STONE CONTAINER   -15.2   -45.1   7   
      FOOD CHAINS         -6.7   13.0     GREAT ATLANTIC & 
                                          PACIFIC TEA       -12.5    17.3  25   3/8
      MACHINE TOOLS       -6.1   44.6     CINCINNATI MILACRON-7.8    74.1  23   1/2
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      LEADERS                              LAGGARDS
      Four-week total              return% Four-week total return               %
      
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS 30.9   PILGRIM CORPORATE UTILITIES       -4.9
      UNITED SERVICES GOLD SHARES     21.7   EQUIFUND ITALIAN NATIONAL 
                                             FIDUCIARY EQUITY                  -4.2
      VAN ECK INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS 15.7   SMITH BARNEY SHEARSON 
                                             TELECOMM. INCOME                  -3.3
      
      52-week total                 return%  52-week total return                %
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS 166.3  PILGRIM CORPORATE UTILITIES      -12.1
      PBHG GROWTH                     100.7  YACKTMAN                          -6.8
      SMITH BARNEY SHEARSON SPECIAL 
      EQUITIES B                       74.6  JENSEN                            -4.3
      
      RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS
      Foreign stocks   Treasury bonds   U.S. stocks   Gold   Money market fund
          $14,346       $12,700          $11,588     $10,475     $10,221
           +2.20%        +1.03%           -0.02%      +1.92%     +0.04%
      
      DRI/McGRAW-HILL
      Dollar amounts
      represent the present value of $10,000
      invested one year ago in each portfolio
      Percentages indicate
      five-day total returns
      
      All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1993, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Oct. 12. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Oct. 8. Relative portfolios are valued as of Oct. 12. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request.
      
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