Investment Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      Inflationary expectations? Gold-mining stocks and gold mutual funds have been 
      on a tear for weeks, but the pundits doubted the durability of their gains. 
      Then, on Mar. 26, the bond rally came to a halt and interest rates nudged up. 
      In the last two days of March, an ounce of gold shot up over $5 to more than 
      $337. In the U.S. stock market, blue chips took a breather while prices for 
      small and medium-cap stocks picked up. Japanese stocks, up 10% in recent weeks, 
      held on to their gains.
      
      Market Analysis
                                                     % change
      U.S. STOCKS                             Latest   Week   52-week
      
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                    3435.1   -0.3   5.7
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)      165.0   2.7   14.0
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)            229.2   1.9   13.3
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)              258.6   1.2   12.9
      
                                                     %change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                           Latest   Week   52-week
      
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)             2872.7   0.4   19.3
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                   18,591.5   0.8   0.1
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                  3602.4   0.0   5.6
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                              Latest Week ago Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD                 2.95%  2.98%  411%   
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD                6.93%  6.82% 7.90%   
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                     2.74%  2.76% 3.02%   
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO               23.4   23.3  25.2      
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                      Latest Week ago Reading
      S&P 500 26-week moving average            433.2  431.9  Positive   
      Stocks above 26-week moving average        70.1%  71.0% Neutral   
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio       0.43  0.45  Positive   
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio   2.48  2.73  Neutral
      BRIDGE INFORMATION SYSTEMS INC.
      
      Industry Groups
      
                            % change                               % change
      FOUR-WEEK LEADERS  4-week 52-week Strongest stock 
                                        in group          4-week 52-week Price
      GOLD MINING         16.3   27.2   ECHO BAY MINES   29.1   -5.6   6 3/8
      HOTELS AND MOTELS   10.5   54.1   PROMUS           21.5   145.6  36 3/8
      AIRLINES            10.5  -11.5   USAIR GROUP      26.6   11.3   19 5/8
      OIL AND GAS 
         DRILLING         10.2   54.7   ROWAN            12.9   75.6    9 7/8
      AFTERMARKET AUTO 
         PARTS             9.2   20.0   COOPER TIRE & 
                                        RUBBER           20.1   47.7    38 7/8
      
                             %change                        %change
      FOUR-WEEK LAGGARDS  4-week 52-week Weatest stock
                                         in group        4-week 52-week   Price
      COMMUNICATIONS 
         EQUIPMENT       -10.1  -4.6    NORTHERN TELECOM -13.8  -18.8    36 5/8
      PAPER CONTAINERS   -5.9   -22.3   STONE CONTAINER  -11.5  -50.4    13 1/2
      COMPUTER SYSTEMS   -5.8   -28.0   AMDAHL           -22.2  -63.4     6 1/8
      LEISURE TIME       -4.8   -2.8    OUTBOARD MARINE  -15.4  -21.0    17 7/8
      DRUGS              -3.9   -23.4   MERCK             -9.2  -26.2    35 7/8
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      Mutual Funds
      LEADERS                                  LAGGARDS
      
      Four-week total return            %      Four-week total return          %
      LEXINGTON STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS  25.0   SHEARSON 1990s A                -5.5
      CAPSTONE NIKKO JAPAN             15.1   FINANCIAL STRATEGIC 
                                              HEALTH SCIENCES                 -5.3
      DFA JAPANESE SMALL COMPANY       12.5   PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH   -4.1
      
      52-week total return              %     52-week total return             %
      FIDELITY SELECT HOME FINANCE     55.9   PROGRESSIVE AGGRESSIVE GROWTH   -33.3
      METLIFE-STATE STREET GLOBAL 
         ENERGY                        52.0   OPPENHEIMER GLOBAL BIO-TECH     -30.1
      FIDELITY SELECT FINANCIAL 
         SERVICES                      48.3   FINANCIAL STRATEGIC HEALTH 
                                              SCIENCES                        -28.5
      DATA RESOURCES INC.
      
      Relative Portfolios
      
      Treasury bonds   
          $12,221
          -1.35%  
      Foreign stocks   
         $12,061
          +1.96%
      U.S. stocks   
         $11,529
         +0.72%
      Money market fund   
         $10,256
         +0.05%
      Gold
         $9,809
         +0.75%
      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, Mar. 31, 1993, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Mar. 30. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Mar. 26. Relative portfolios are valued as of Mar. 30. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request.
      

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