Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      The market wrapped up the week in a slump in response to Fed Chairman 
      Greenspan's remark concerning the rise in investors' margin debt. Investors 
      also reacted to fears that the Fed will raise rates. Another downer: Qualcomm, 
      along with other tech stocks, issued earnings warnings. The Dow Jones 
      Industrial Average lost 4% for the week, while the Nasdaq Composite shed 2%.
      Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets
      
                                                               % change
                                                               Year-to   Last 12
      U.S. MARKETS                       Jan. 26     Week      date      months
      STOCKS
      Dow Jones Industrials              11,033.0    -4.0      -4.0      18.3
      Nasdaq Composite                     4069.9    -2.0       0.0      67.3
      Nasdaq 100                           3621.3    -4.5      -2.3      75.6
      S&P MidCap 400                        441.8    -2.2      -0.6      17.1
      S&P SmallCap 600                      201.2    -1.1       1.7      15.3
      S&P SuperComposite 1500               296.5    -3.4      -4.0      12.5
      
      SECTORS
      S&P/BARRA Growth                      840.0    -4.1      -5.3      17.7
      S&P/BARRA Value                       589.7    -3.0      -3.4       5.5
      S&P Basic Materials                   124.3    -6.9     -10.1      12.4
      S&P Capital Goods                    1038.7    -4.0      -6.4      19.7
      S&P Energy                            835.5    -3.6       0.1      21.5
      S&P Financials                        127.9    -0.3      -3.9      -1.7
      S&P REIT                               75.0    -1.2       1.9     -11.1
      S&P Transportation                    560.7    -4.4      -6.1     -14.8
      S&P Utilities                         245.9     3.1       8.2      -2.4
      GSTI Internet                         659.8    -5.0      -7.4      63.4
      Morgan Stanley Cyclical               531.5    -7.3      -9.3      11.1
      PSE Technology                        981.1    -2.0       0.9      97.0
      
                                                             % change
                                                             Year-to    Last 12
      GLOBAL MARKETS                      Jan. 26    Week      date      months
      S&P Euro Plus                        1485.7    -1.4      -4.3      21.4
      London (FT-SE 100)                   6375.6    -1.1      -8.0       8.3
      Frankfurt (DAX)                      6969.4    -1.7       0.2      39.8
      Tokyo (NIKKEI 225)                 19,111.2     1.1       0.9      32.9
      Hong Kong (Hang Seng)              15,427.7     1.0      -9.0      62.2
      Toronto (TSE 300)                    8582.6    -0.6       2.0      28.8
      Mexico City (IPC)                    6918.9    -3.5      -3.0      83.7
      
                                                   Week      Year
      FUNDAMENTALS                       Jan. 25   ago       ago
      S&P 500 Dividend Yield             1.19%     1.16%     1.26%
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio
       (Trailing 12 mos.)                30.4      32.1      32.6
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)*  24.1      24.9      24.3
      First Call Earnings Surprise*      6.16%     7.21%     4.44%
      *First Call Corp.
      
                                                   Week
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS               Jan. 25   ago       Reading
      S&P 500 200-day average            1356.2    1353.9    Positive
      Stocks above 200-day average       26.0%     30.0%     Positive
      Options: Put/call ratio            0.45      0.40      Negative
      Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio   0.67      0.67      Positive
      
      BEST-PERFORMING          Last                                         Last 12
      GROUPS                   month%                                       months%
      Instrumentation          42.6           Instrumentation               226.7
      Natural Gas              24.5           Oil & Gas Drilling            84.1
      Entertainment            21.9           Communications Equip.         77.0
      Defense Electronics      18.7           Semiconductors                76.3
      Health-Care Services     18.1           Health-Care Services          72.6
      
      WORST-PERFORMING         Last                                         Last 12
      GROUPS                   month%                                       months%
      Conglomerates            -17.6          Pollution Control             -61.1
      Hardware & Tools         -17.3          Tobacco                       -53.6
      Leisure Time             -15.9          Office Equip. & Supplies      -53.0
      Gold Mining              -15.2          Manufactured Housing          -50.9
      Computer Software        -13.7          Food Chains                   -46.7
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                                   Week      Year
      KEY RATES                          Jan. 26   ago       ago
      MONEY MARKET FUNDS                 5.36%     5.37%     4.66%
      90-DAY TREASURY BILLS              5.57      5.50      4.46
      1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS              6.09      6.09      4.49
      10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES             6.67      6.73      4.67
      30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS             6.58      6.72      5.13
      30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE*            8.23      8.30      6.78
      *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                5.23%               5.98%
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT                 7.58                8.67
      INSURED REVENUE BONDS              5.35                6.23
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT                 7.75                9.03
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      Four-week total return          %       Four-week total return     %
      Health                        12.0      Japan                    -7.3
      Small-cap Growth              8.6       Precious Metals          -6.7
      Technology                    7.9       Financial                -5.3
      Mid-cap Growth                7.3       Diversified Pacific/Asia -5.2
      Small-cap Blend               4.7       Pacific/Asia ex-Japan    -3.2
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      52-week total return            %       52-week total return       %
      Technology                    126.9     Financial                -7.4
      Japan                         93.3      Precious Metals          -4.6
      Latin America                 88.8      Real Estate              -2.8
      Diversified Pacific/Asia      83.3      Large-cap Value          2.6
      Diversified Emerging Mkts.    81.9      Mid-cap Value            3.5
      
      
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