Investment Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      The bond market surged in response to the the Clinton deficit-cutting 
      proposals. As the data in Relative Portfolios on this page show, Treasury bonds 
      have been the premier investment over the past year, yielding a total return of 
      more than 21%. Unable to resist the good news on interest rates, stocks came to 
      life. However, health-care and medical products stocks were clobbered. 
      Investors see them as casualties under a Clinton program for reforming the 
      health-care system. 
      
      Market Analysis
                                                          % change
      U.S. STOCKS                             Latest   Week 52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                   3356.5   1.3   2.2
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)     158.5   1.4   4.7
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)           219.6   0.5   4.5
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)             251.3   1.6   6.5
      
                                                    %change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                         Latest    Week   52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)            2817.0   0.1   9.8
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                  16,798.9   -1.2   -21.4
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                 3465.8   1.4   -3.2
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                             Latest       Week ago Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD                 3.01   %   2.97   %   4.05   %   
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD                6.89   %   7.10   %   7.85   %   
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                     2.85   %   2.85   %   2.97   %   
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO               22.8      22.1        25.7      
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                     Latest     Week ago   Reading
      S&P 500 26-week moving average            427.1      426.3      Positive   
      Stocks above 26-week moving average        67.9   %   69.5   %  Neutral   
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio      0.44      0.50       Positive   
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio  3.74      3.96       Negative   
      BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
      
         % change   % change
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS   4-week52-week Strongest stock in group 4-week 52-week Price
      
         GOLD MINING             17.0   1.9   ECHO BAY MINES   32.4   -22.4   5   5/8
         OIL AND GAS DRILLING    13.3   29.9  ROWAN            15.5   31.4   8   3/8
         NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTIO 9.8    33.2  ENRON            18.7   63.6   56   1/4
         OIL EXPLORATION AND 
         PRODUCTION              8.2   -0.9   MAXUS ENERGY     20.8   10.3   8   
         ENGINEERING AND 
         CONSTRUCTION            7.2   -1.0   FLUOR             8.5   0.6   44   7/8
      
         % change   % change
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS   4-week52-week Strongest stock in group 4-week 52-week Price
      
        HEALTH CARE SERVICES   -32.1  -24.7   AMGEN           -34.1 -31.0   43   1/2
         TOYS                  -19.3    5.4   MATTEL          -22.5   -6.6   20   5/8
         MANUFACTURED HOUSING  -15.5   6.3    FLEETWOOD 
                                              ENTERPRISES     -18.1   2.1   41   3/4
         APPAREL MANUFACTURING -14.7   -10.8  OSHKOSH B'GOSH  -25.3  -45.5  16   5/8
         MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND 
            SUPPLIES           -14.0   -17.6   MEDTRONIC     -24.6   -11.0   70   3/4
      
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      LEADERS                             %   LAGGARDS                           %
      Four-week total return              %   Four-week total return             %
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS  34.2   JOHN HANCOCK FREEDOM GLOBAL RX   -16.6
      UNITED SERVICES GOLD SHARES      21.9   FINANCIAL STRATEGIC HEALTH 
                                               SCIENCES                        -16.2
      VAN ECK INTERNATIONAL INVESTORS  19.2   FIDELITY SELECT MEDICAL DELIVERY -16.0
      
      52-week total return               %   52-week total return                  %
      FIDELITY SELECT SAVINGS & LOAN   43.4   LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS   -40.2
      JOHN HANCOCK FREEDOM REGIONAL 
           BANK B                       42.5   UNITED SERVICES GOLD SHARES      -35.3
      OAKMARK                           38.0   PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH   -34.2
      
      RELATIVE PORTFOLIOS
      
      Treasury bonds   U.S. stocks   Money market fund   Foreign stocks   Gold
         $12,159         $10,909          $10,265            $10,198      $9,317
         +3.55%           +0.21%           +0.05%             +1.32%      +0.05%
      
      Dollar amounts
      represent the present value of $10,000
      invested one year ago in each portfolio
      Percentages indicate
      five-day total returns
      All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Feb. 24, 1993, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Feb. 23. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Feb. 19. Relative portfolios are valued as of Feb 23. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request.
      

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