Investment Figures of the Week
      
      COMMENTARY
      A middling week in the financial markets, which were dominated by a decline of 
      the dollar against major currencies. The greenback's weakness was abetted by 
      trader sentiment that the Federal Reserve won't intervene in support of the 
      currency. Bonds also slid steadily. But blue chip stocks performed well, with 
      the Dow Jones industrial average climbing to all-time highs for two consecutive 
      days. The Dow closed at a record 3988 on Feb. 16. Favorable earnings news 
      buoyed stocks.
      
                                                         % change
      U.S. STOCKS                             Latest  Week    52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                  3973.1   -0.3     2.1
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)    177.7   -0.7    -1.6
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)          253.9   -1.4    -4.1
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)            277.1   -0.2     1.8
      
                                             % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                          Latest  Week    52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)            3019.5  -1.8    -9.6
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                  18,106.7   0.6    -6.4
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                 4121.1  -0.1    -5.7
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                            Latest  Week ago     Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD              5.83%    5.88%        3.46%
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD             7.54%    7.56%        6.65%
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                  2.68%    2.68%        2.47%
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO           16.3     16.2         21.3
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    Latest  Week ago     Reading
      S&P 500 200-day moving average          461.2   460.5        Positive
      Stocks above 200-day moving average      53.0%   53.0%r      Neutral
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio     0.65    0.61r      Neutral
      Insider sentiment:
        Vickers sell/buy ratio                  0.75    0.76       Positive
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS                                   BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS
                           % change                               % change
                           4-    52-    Strongest stock          4-    52-
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS    week  week   in group                 week  week   Price
      1 PAPER CONTAINERS   13.4  16.1   STONE CONTAINER          32.0  44.8   24 1/4
      2 RESTAURANTS        12.0   5.5   McDONALD'S               13.3   9.1   33
      3 HOMEBUILDING       11.0 -34.8   CENTEX                   12.6 -35.1   25 5/8
      4 SPECIALTY PRINTING 10.1  -1.0   JOHN H. HARLAND          13.6  -5.4   22
      5 FINANCIAL SERVICES  9.9   3.8   MBNA                     14.4  25.0   26 7/8
      
                           % change                             % change
                           4-    52-    Weakest stock            4-    52-
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS   week  week   in group                week   week   Price
      1 MACHINE TOOLS      -5.6 -22.1   CINCINNATI MILACRON     -13.7   -8.4  20 1/2
      2 STEEL              -5.4 -11.8   INLAND STEEL INDUSTRIES  -8.4  -13.9  28 3/4
      3 METALS             -5.0   2.7   INCO                     -8.8    7.4  27 3/8
      4 GOLD MINING        -3.8 -18.0   SANTA FE PACIFIC GOLD   -10.4   NA    10 3/4
      5 ALUMINUM           -3.6   6.7   ALCOA                    -4.1   5.9   82 5/8
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS                                                MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      LEADERS                              LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return           %   Four-week total return            %
      1 PERKINS OPPORTUNITY          10.3  MORGAN STANLEY LATIN AMERICAN A -16.2
      2 BT INVESTMENT PACIFIC              BT INVESTMENT
        BASIN EQUITY                  9.4  LATIN AMERICAN EQUITY           -15.9
      3 MORGAN STANLEY INSTL.              HERCULES LATIN
        ASIAN EQUITY                  9.1  AMERICAN VALUE                  -14.7
      
      52-week total return             %   52-week total return               %
      1 FIDELITY SELECT HEALTH CARE  28.5  MONITREND GOLD                  -52.8
      2 SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS            HERCULES LATIN
        & INFORM. A                  28.4  AMERICAN VALUE                  -48.6
      3 PERKINS OPPORTUNITY          27.6  TCW/DW LATIN AMERICAN GROWTH    -47.3
      
      Four-week total return
      
      52-week total return
      
      RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS                                            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
      
      Foreign stocks  U.S. stocks     Money market fund   Gold      Treasury bonds
      
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