Figures Of The Week

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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