COMMENTARY
      The Dow Jones industrials seesawed all week and rallied 320 points on Mar. 15, 
      to get back above 10,000. The Nasdaq, after piercing the 5000 barrier on Mar. 
      9 and 10, took a fall, losing 6.4% for the week. Take a look at our Business 
      Week 50 and the Business Week Info Tech 100, which make their debuts on this 
      page.
      Look for them here every week and every day at our Web site, 
      www.businessweek.com.
      Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets
      
      STOCKS
      
                                              -----------% change--------
                                                        Year-to   Last 12
      U.S. MARKETS                  Mar. 15   Week      date      months
      Dow Jones Industrials         10,131.4  2.8       -11.9     1.7
      Nasdaq Composite              4582.6    -6.4      12.6      88.5
      S&P MidCap 400                458.1     -3.2      3.0       25.2
      S&P SmallCap 600              209.7     -4.8      6.0       28.5
      S&P SuperComposite 1500       295.4     1.3       -4.4      8.3
      
      SECTORS
      Business Week 50*             1244.0    2.1       -5.6      25.1
      Business Week Info Tech 100** 1023.2    -2.9      NA        NA
      S&P/BARRA Growth              857.7     1.2       -3.3      14.1
      S&P/BARRA Value               565.3     2.6       -7.4      -2.1
      S&P Capital Goods             990.5     4.1       -10.8     7.4
      S&P Energy                    811.8     -0.9      -2.7      9.3
      S&P Financials                118.8     7.9       -10.7     -18.3
      S&P REIT                      71.8      1.1       -2.5      -10.3
      S&P Transportation            530.8     4.3       -11.1     -27.6
      S&P Utilities                 233.3     2.1       2.7       -4.2
      GSTI Internet                 691.1     -8.4      -3.0      46.8
      PSE Technology                1125.9    -6.7      15.8      131.6
      *Mar. 19, 1999=1000      **Feb. 7, 2000=1000
      
                                              -----------% change--------
                                                        Year-to   Last 12
      GLOBAL MARKETS                Mar. 15   Week      date      months
      S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar)   1493.8    -2.8      -9.7      16.9
      London (FT-SE 100)            6447.0    0.6       -7.0      4.0
      Paris (CAC 40)                6188.9    -2.5      3.9       47.8
      Frankfurt (DAX)               7414.5    -7.2      6.6       47.4
      Tokyo (NIKKEI 225)            19,078.6  -3.5      0.8       18.7
      Hong Kong (Hang Seng)         16,747.2  -6.7      -1.3      53.5
      Toronto (TSE 300)             9293.6    0.1       10.5      40.7
      Mexico City (IPC)             7987.9    -3.7      12.0      67.5
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                            Mar. 14   Wk. ago   Yr. ago
      S&P 500 Dividend Yield                  1.25%     1.24%     1.23%
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.)    28.6      28.4      34.3
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)*       22.4      22.4      24.8
      First Call Earnings Revision*           0.42%     0.21%     -1.64%
      *First Call Corp.
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    Mar. 14   Wk. ago   Reading
      S&P 500 200-day average                 1365.2    1363.1    Positive
      Stocks above 200-day average            24.0%     24.0%     Positive
      Options: Put/call ratio                 0.41      0.41      Negative
      Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio        0.76      0.73      Positive
      
      BEST-PERFORMING          Last                                    Last 12
      GROUPS                   month%                                  months%
      Instrumentation          34.8           Instrumentation          351.4
      Airlines                 17.7           Defense Electronics      132.9
      Invest. Banking/Brkrge.  13.5           Semiconductors           132.8
      Leisure Time             10.5           Communications Equip.    118.0
      Personal Loans            9.7           Oil & Gas Drilling        75.4
      
      WORST-PERFORMING         Last                                    Last 12
      GROUPS                   month%                                  months%
      Household Products       -28.2          Pollution Control        -69.1
      Hotels & Motels          -25.1          Life Insurance           -55.2
      Engineering & Constr.    -22.8          Toys                     -52.2
      Specialty Chemicals      -21.5          Food Chains              -48.1
      Metals                   -17.9          Tobacco                  -47.1
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                              Week      Year
      KEY RATES                     Mar. 15   ago       ago
      MONEY MARKET FUNDS            5.47%     5.43%     4.50%
      90-DAY TREASURY BILLS         5.84      5.83      4.50
      1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS         6.17      6.17      4.72
      10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES        6.29      6.38      5.12
      30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS        6.07      6.17      5.50
      30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+       8.35      8.29      6.99
      +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           5.14%               5.76%
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.45                8.35
      INSURED REVENUE BONDS         5.32                6.00
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.71                8.70
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      Four-week total return         %        Four-week total return        %
      Technology                    13.0      Precious Metals               -9.9
      Small-cap Growth              11.4      Japan                         -5.9
      Mid-cap Growth                10.1      Financial                     -5.6
      Europe                         6.7      Diversified Pacific/Asia      -5.4
      Communications                 6.0      Large-cap Value               -3.8
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      52-week total return           %        52-week total return           %
      Technology                    175.8     Financial                     -19.2
      Small-cap Growth              114.9     Precious Metals                -7.6
      Mid-cap Growth                104.4     Large-cap Value                -5.5
      Diversified Pacific/Asia       76.1     Real Estate                    -3.2
      Japan                          75.4     Mid-cap Value                  -0.2
      
      
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