Investment Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      Another record-breaking week for stocks on Wall Street. The Dow Jones 
      industrials vaulted over the 5200 level on Dec. 13 to close at 5216.5. The 
      Standard & Poor's 500-stock index reached a new high as well. But the big 
      action was mainly in the blue chips. Stocks of small and midsize companies did 
      not fare as well. Japanese stocks, up 1.1%, reached their highest level in 
      nearly a year. The big loser was Mexico, where stocks plunged 3.5%. For 
      dollar-based investors, the damage was even worse--down 5.2%.
      
      MARKET ANALYSIS
                                                              % change
      U.S. STOCKS                               Latest    Week      52-week
      DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS                     5216.5    0.3       39.2
      MIDSIZE COMPANIES (S&P MidCap Index)      216.8     -0.8      31.0
      SMALL COMPANIES (Russell 2000)            312.6     0.0       31.4
      ALL COMPANIES (Russell 3000)              353.7     0.1       36.4
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                              Latest    Week ago  Year ago
      90-DAY TREASURY BILL YIELD                5.41%     5.47%     5.82%
      30-YEAR TREASURY BOND YIELD               6.07%     6.03%     7.86%
      S&P 500 DIVIDEND YIELD                    2.21%     2.20%     2.83%
      S&P 500 PRICE/EARNINGS RATIO              17.6      18.3      16.8
      
                                                  % change (local currency)
      FOREIGN STOCKS                            Latest    Week      52-week
      LONDON (FINANCIAL TIMES 100)              3662.4    0.0       22.9
      TOKYO (NIKKEI INDEX)                      19,283.5  1.1       1.9
      TORONTO (TSE COMPOSITE)                   4698.4    -1.0      15.2
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                      Latest    Week ago  Reading
      S&P 500 200-day moving average            551.8     548.5     Positive
      Stocks above 200-day moving average       67.0%     67.0%     Neutral
      Speculative sentiment: Put/call ratio     0.63      0.60r     Neutral
      Insider sentiment: Vickers sell/buy ratio 1.45      1.52      Positive
      BLOOMBERG FINANCIAL MARKETS
      
      INDUSTRY GROUPS
                              % change                     % change
                             1-    12-   Strongest      1-    12-
      ONE-MONTH LEADERS      month month stock in group month month Price
      1 OIL AND GAS DRILLING 20.8  28.3  ROWAN          24.6  51.1   8 7/8
      2 MANUFACTURED HOUSING 14.4  31.1  FLEETWOOD      14.4  34.6  25 3/4
                                         ENTERPRISES
      3 OIL WELL EQUIPMENT   14.2  31.9  BAKER HUGHES   21.7  31.2  23 1/8
        AND SERVICES
      4 ENGINEERING AND      13.9  41.2  FLUOR          17.8  50.9  65 1/4
        CONSTRUCTION
      5 DEFENSE ELECTRONICS  12.7  88.6  LORAL          14.8  81.8  35
                          % change                       % change
                         1-    12-   Weakest            1-    12-
      ONE-MONTH LAGGARDS month month stock in group     month month Price
      1 SEMICONDUCTORS   -10.4 56.7  MICRON TECHNOLOGY  -17.8 153.0 53 1/8
      2 FOREST PRODUCTS   -5.9  7.3  GEORGIA-PACIFIC    -15.4  -6.4 68
      3 SHOES             -5.6 29.3  STRIDE RITE        -26.2 -29.6  7 3/4
      4 COMMUNICATIONS    -5.4 64.3  ANDREW             -12.6  34.8 39 3/4
        EQUIPMENT
      5 COMPUTER SYSTEMS  -5.1 41.4  COMPAQ COMPUTER    -10.8  24.7 48 5/8
      MORNINGSTAR INC.
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      LEADERS                      LAGGARDS
      Four-week total return   %   Four-week total return      %
      1 FIDELITY SELECT      12.5  MERRILL LYNCH            -11.0
        ENERGY SERVICE             TECHNOLOGY C
      2 MAP-EQUITY           10.7  KEYSTONE AMERICA          -8.8
                                   HARTWELL EMERG. GR. B
      3 TCW/DW LATIN          9.7  SELIGMAN COMMUNICATIONS   -8.7
        AMERICAN GROWTH            & INFORM. D
      52-week total return     %   52-week total return        %
      1 ALGER CAPITAL        94.1  WRIGHT EQUIFUND-MEXICO   -57.6
        APPRECIATION
      2 FIDELITY SELECT      82.7  MERRILL LYNCH            -39.3
        ELECTRONICS                LATIN AMERICA C
      3 GOVETT SMALLER       79.9  BT INVESTMENT LATIN      -39.0
        COMPANIES A                AMERICAN 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
      
         U.S.      Treasury  Foreign   Money
         stocks    bonds     stocks    market fund   Gold
         $13,956   $13,431   $11,697   $10,562       $10,149
         +0.18%    -0.18%    +0.43%    +0.12%        +0.58%
      
      All data on this page are as of market close Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1995, unless 
      otherwise indicated. Industry groups include S&P 500 companies only; 
      performance and share prices are as of market close Dec. 12. Mutual fund 
      returns are as of Dec. 8. Relative portfolios are valued as of Dec. 12. A more 
      detailed explanation of this page is available on request. r=revised
      
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