COMMENTARY
      Generally buoyant economic tidings called the tune for much of the week. Large 
      cap stocks rallied on Oct. 27, reacting to a government report that economic 
      growth was on an upswing in the third quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average 
      gained 38 points, rising to 4742, in reaction to word that the economy grew at 
      a 4.2% annual rate, which was higher than expected. Technology stocks led the 
      advance. But bonds didn't suffer: 30-year Treasuries dipped to 6.29% on Nov. 1, 
      the lowest in two years.
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
      
                                                         % change
      U.S. STOCKS                           Latest    Week     52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                 4766.7    0.3      24.2
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)  211.4     0.5      20.6
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)        297.7     0.0      17.3
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)          334.6     0.3      24.8
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                          Latest    Week ago Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD            5.46%     5.38%    5.21%
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD           6.29%     6.32%    8.09%
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                2.33%     2.35%    2.78%
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO          16.3      16.3     17.3
      
                                              % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                        Latest    Week     52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)          3518.7    -0.5     14.2
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                  17,474.5  -2.8     -11.5
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)               4453.0    2.8      5.3
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                  Latest    Week ago Reading
      S&P 500 200-day moving average        533.7     530.9    Positive
      Stocks above 200-day moving average   61.0%     63.0%r   Neutral
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio 0.70      0.58r    Positive
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/
        buy ratio                           2.62      2.58     Negative
      
      BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
      
                            % change                      % change
                           1-    12-    Strongest stock  1-    12-
      ONE-MONTH LEADERS    month month  in group         month month Price
      1 COMPUTER SOFTWARE  9.2   45.2   COMPUTER         30.2  65.8  55
                                        ASSOCIATES INTL.
      2 HMOs               8.3   -8.0   U.S. HEALTHCARE   8.8 -18.5  38 1/2
      3 HOMEBUILDING       8.1     37.3 CENTEX           12.9  47.2  32 3/4
      4 FOOD WHOLESALERS   7.8     19.8 SYSCO            11.5  22.1  30 3/8
      5 COMPUTER SYSTEMS   7.2     37.8 SUN MICROSYSTEMS 23.8 138.2  78
      
                           % change                        % change
                          1-    12-   Weakest stock       1-    12-
      ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS  month month in group            month month Price
      1 MACHINE TOOLS     -14.4 -2.4  CINCINNATI MILACRON -18.3  -5.9 25 3/4
      2 GENERAL MERCH-    -14.4 -5.5  KMART               -44.0 -50.8  8 1/8
        ANDISE CHAINS
      3 GOLD MINING       -13.3 -8.4  SANTA FE            -21.8 -31.3  9 7/8
                                      PACIFIC GOLD
      4 DEPARTMENT STORES -12.2 -8.5  J.C. PENNEY         -15.1 -17.0 42 1/8
      5 PAPER CONTAINERS  -12.2 -1.2  TEMPLE-INLAND       -14.6  -3.7 45 1/2
      
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      LEADERS                        LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return     %   Four-week total return            %
      1 CAPSTONE NEW ZEALAND    7.0  WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO         -19.0
      2 WHITE OAK GROWTH STOCK  4.5  CAPPIELLO-RUSHMORE GOLD        -16.6
      3 SMITH BARNEY SPECIAL    3.1  MFS GOLD & NATURAL RESOURCES B -15.3
        EQUITIES B
      
      52-week total return       %   52-week total return           %
      1 FIDELITY SELECT        81.8  WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO      -59.7
        ELECTRONICS
      2 GOVETT SMALLER         70.1  TCW/DW LATIN                -42.4
        COMPANIES A                  AMERICAN GROWTH
      3 FIDELITY SELECT        66.7  TCW GALILEO LATIN           -41.8
        COMPUTERS                    AMERICA EQUITY
      
      DRI/McGRAW-HILL
      
      RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS
      Dollar amounts represent the present value of $10,000 invested one year ago in 
      each portfolio
      
      Percentages indicate five-day total returns
      
         Treasury    U.S.       Foreign    Money
         bonds       stocks     stocks     market fund    Gold
         $13,084     $12,791    $10,948    $10,554        $9,773
         -0.16%      -0.86%     -1.23%     +0.12%         +0.03%
      
      All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1995, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Oct. 31. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Oct. 27. Relative portfolios are valued as of Oct. 31. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised
      
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