COMMENTARY
      Wall Streeters began to back off on their idea that the Aug. 24 Fed hike was 
      the last for the year. The bond market sold off, sending long-term rates back 
      over 6%. The quick change in sentiment hurt stocks as well. After setting a 
      new high of 11,326 on Aug. 25, the Dow Jones Industrials jumped around over 
      the next week, with an average move of 120 points a day.
      Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets
      
      STOCKS
      
                                                     % change
      U.S. MARKETS               August 11      Week        Year
      Dow Jones Industrials      10,937.9       -3.4        39.7
      Nasdaq Composite             2750.8       -2.0        74.6
      Nasdaq 100                   2404.9       -2.3        97.9
      S&P MidCap 400                398.3       -1.6        37.2
      S&P SmallCap 600              177.9       -1.3        21.8
      S&P SuperComposite 1500       279.6       -3.5        33.8
      
                                               % change
      SECTORS                   August 11  Week      Year
      S&P/BARRA Growth          763.4      -3.1      38.8
      S&P/BARRA Value           590.0      -4.3      28.2
      S&P Basic Materials       129.7      -3.9      24.6
      S&P Capital Goods        1010.8      -3.5      36.8
      S&P Energy                865.8      -2.7      32.0
      S&P Financials            131.2      -6.5      21.6
      S&P REIT                   80.4       0.3      -5.6
      S&P Transportation        636.8      -6.9       9.1
      S&P Utilities             256.5      -2.7       8.3
      GSTI Internet             402.1      -9.0     233.5
      Morgan Stanley Cyclical   577.2      -3.1      42.1
      PSE Technology            629.4      -1.5     112.1
      
                                                  % change
      GLOBAL MARKETS             August 11    Week      Year
      S&P Euro Plus              1350.0       -1.3       21.7
      London (FT-SE 100)         6276.2       -1.5       21.4
      Frankfurt (DAX)            5317.1       -1.5       11.0
      Tokyo (NIKKEI 225)       17,802.5       -0.3       23.9
      Hong Kong (Hang Seng)    13,544.2        0.5       91.8
      Toronto (TSE 300)          6978.3       -3.4       26.0
      Mexico City (IPC)          5086.9       -5.4       70.0
      
                                                           Week      Year
      FUNDAMENTALS                            August 10    ago       ago
      S&P 500 Dividend Yield                  1.24%        1.20%     1.58%
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.)    31.1         32.2      22.8
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)*       23.2         24.1      24.4
      First Call Earnings Revision*           -0.32%      -0.04%    -3.78%
      * First Call Corp.
      
                                                          Week
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    August 10    ago       Reading
      S&P 500 200-day average                 1289.1     1059.9      Positive
      Stocks above 200-day average              38.0%      15.0%     Positive
      Options: Put/call ratio                   0.56       0.81      Negative
      Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio          1.36       1.03      Positive
      
      BEST-PERFORMING               Last                                  Last 12
      GROUPS                        month%                                months%
      Instrumentation                18.2        Semiconductors              158.9
      Semiconductors                 13.3        Instrumentation             141.2
      Metals                          9.1        Computer Systems             97.9
      Aluminum                        9.0        Communications Equip.        93.1
      Drugs                           8.1        Aluminum                     82.6
      
      WORST-PERFORMING              Last                                   Last 12
      GROUPS                        month%                                 months%
      Pollution Control             -19.9        Pollution Control           -44.1
      Life Insurance                -15.4        Manufactured Housing        -39.3
      Drug Chains                   -13.5        Toys                        -25.2
      Specialty Appar. Retailers    -13.2        Homebuilding                -22.0
      Manufactured Housing          -12.5        Metal & Glass Containers    -14.5
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                                    Week           Year
      KEY RATES                     August 11       ago            ago
      MONEY MARKET FUNDS              4.77%          4.72%         5.11%
      90-DAY TREASURY BILLS           4.93           4.93          4.91
      1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS           5.28           5.14          4.91
      10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES          5.98           5.73          5.10
      30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS          6.08           5.87          5.34
      30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE**        8.00           7.76          6.83
      **BanxQuote, Inc.
      
      BLOOMBERG MUNI YIELD EQUIVALENTS
      Taxable equivalent yields on AAA-rated, tax-exempt municipal bonds, assuming a 
      31% federal tax rate.
      
                                 10-yr. bond    30-yr. bond
      GENERAL OBLIGATIONS           4.89%        5.53%
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.09         8.01
      INSURED REVENUE BONDS         5.11         5.83
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.41         8.45
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES
      Leaders                               Laggards
      Four-week total return      %         Four-week total return        %
      Technology                7.4         Financial                   -3.8
      Japan                     4.2         Mid-cap Value               -2.9
      Health                    2.9         Utilities                   -2.8
      Precious Metals           2.6         Small-cap Value             -2.7
      Natural Resources         2.2         Large-cap Value             -2.4
      
      Leaders                                  Laggards
      52-week total return            %        52-week total return        %
      Technology                  130.2        Real Estate               5.4
      Pacific/Asia ex-Japan        97.2        Europe                   11.8
      Japan                        86.2        International Hybrid     14.2
      Diversified Pacific/Asia     77.0        Small-cap Value          17.2
      Communications               71.9        Domestic Hybrid          17.4
      
      
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