Signs that the U.S. economy is improving squelched the bond market rally. The 
      sell-off pushed the yield on the 30-year U.S. Treasury bond back up to 6%. 
      Better economic news, however, gave the stock market reason to cheer. The Dow 
      Jones industrial average hit an all-time high of 3673.6 on Oct. 25 before 
      beating a retreat. The Japanese market was derailed, in part, by an ill-timed 
      offering of a railroad stock. Gold and gold-mining issues continued to rebound 
      from their September lows.
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
                                                       % change
      U.S. STOCKS                           Latest   Week   52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                 3664.7   0.5   12.7
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)   174.1   0.3   18.7
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)         256.0   0.4   29.4
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)           268.4  -0.2   13.1
      
                                                   % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                        Latest   Week   52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)          3154.3   -0.1   19.0
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                19,838.8   -1.7   16.2
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)               4197.5    0.4   25.9
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                  Latest   Week ago   Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD     3.15%     3.12%     3.01%
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD    6.00%     5.82%     7.61%
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD         2.69%     2.73%     3.02%
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO   22.2      21.9      22.4
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                       Latest   Week ago     Reading
      S&P 500 26-week moving average             452.6      415.5      Positive   
      Stocks above 26-week moving average         62.0%      64.7%     Neutral   
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio       0.38       0.39      Neutral   
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio   2.32       2.56      Neutral   
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
      BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
                               % change        Strongest          % change
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS     4-week 52-week     stock in group   4-week 52-week Price
      GOLD MINING            22.0    65.2      PLACER DOME      29.9   112.8   25   
      BROADCASTING           13.1   -69.7      COMCAST          20.8   172.2   39 1/8
      HEALTH-CARE SERVICES   12.1   -28.2      AMGEN            14.4   -33.1   43 3/4
      TOBACCO                11.9   -27.0      PHILIP MORRIS    15.1   -29.7   52 3/8
                                               USX-U.S.
      STEEL                  10.8    54.1      STEEL GROUP      23.0    44.5   38 1/8
      
                               % change       Weakest              % change
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS   4-week   52-week   stock in group   4-week  52-week  Price
      POLLUTION CONTROL   -15.5     -30.9     WMX TECHNOLOGIES  -19.8   -35.9  24 3/4
      BROKERAGE FIRMS      -8.7      64.3     BEAR STEARNS      -13.3    54.0  22 
                                              AMERICAN INTER-
      MULTILINE INSURERS   -7.9      21.9     NATIONAL GROUP    -11.6    20.5  88
                                              ADVANCED 
      SEMICONDUCTORS       -7.5      89.1     MICRO DIVICES     -34.0    34.8  19 3/8
                                              ALEXANDER & 
      INSURANCE BROKERS    -7.3     -10.9     ALEXANDER SERVICES -9.6   -21.1  20 1/8
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS                                         MORNINGSTAR INC.
      LEADERS                                   LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return               %    Four-week total return          %
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS    19.5   MIM STOCK APPRECIATION        -7.5
      KEYSTONE PRECIOUS METALS HOLDINGS  16.3   SCHOONER                      -7.2
                                                SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS/
      BLANCHARD PRECIOUS METALS          15.8   INFORMATION A                 -5.9
      
      52-week total return                %     52-week total return             %
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS   156.0   PILGRIM CORPORATE UTILITIES   -13.3
                                                INVESCO STRATEGIC
      PBHG GROWTH                        88.5   ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES         -8.8
      EXCEL MIDAS GOLD                   76.0   JENSEN                         -6.6
      
      RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS
      Foreign stocks   Treasury bonds   U.S. stocks   Gold   Money market fund
      
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