Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      It was a week that left many an investor queasy. On Jan. 28, the Nasdaq 
      Composite Index suffered its second-biggest point loss ever, dropping 3.8% and 
      the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.6%. But the stock market rebounded, 
      holding on to its gains even as the Fed bumped short-term interest rates up by 
      a quarter of a percentage point on Feb. 2.
      Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets
      
      STOCKS
      
                                                ------------% change-------------
                                                             Year-to      Last 12
      U.S. MARKETS             Feb. 2           Week          date         months
      Dow Jones Industrials  11,003.2           -0.3          -4.3          18.6
      Nasdaq Composite         4074.0            0.1           0.1          65.4
      Nasdaq 100               3724.5            2.9           0.4          79.2
      S&P MidCap 400            441.0           -0.2          -0.8          18.0
      S&P SmallCap 600          196.4           -2.4          -0.7          14.1
      S&P SuperComposite 1500   297.2            0.2          -3.8          12.2
      
      SECTORS
      S&P/BARRA Growth          845.0            0.6          -4.8          15.9
      S&P/BARRA Value           590.3            0.1          -3.3           6.5
      S&P Basic Materials       124.2           -0.1         -10.1          12.8
      S&P Capital Goods        1004.7           -3.3          -9.5          15.6
      S&P Energy                821.5           -1.7          -1.5          23.7
      S&P Financials            127.5           -0.3          -4.2          -1.3
      S&P REIT                   74.1           -1.3           0.6         -11.0
      S&P Transportation        542.4           -3.3          -9.1         -19.0
      S&P Utilities             246.9            0.4           8.7           2.1
      GSTI Internet             641.5           -2.8         -10.0          51.8
      Morgan Stanley Cyclical   519.1           -2.3         -11.4          10.4
      PSE Technology            988.3            0.7           1.7          97.3
      
                                                ----------% change---------------
                                                           Year-to        Last 12
      GLOBAL MARKETS           Feb. 2           Week          date         months
      S&P Euro Plus            1535.6            3.4          -1.1          21.8
      London (FT-SE 100)       6302.8           -1.1          -9.1           4.8
      Frankfurt (DAX)          7172.0            2.9           3.1          38.8
      Tokyo (NIKKEI 225)     19,578.9            2.4           3.4          36.4
      Hong Kong (Hang Seng)  15,789.8            2.3          -6.9          66.2
      Toronto (TSE 300)        8769.5            2.2           4.2          31.2
      Mexico City (IPC)        6769.8           -2.2          -5.1          68.6
      
                                                         Week      Year
      FUNDAMENTALS                          Jan. 25       ago       ago
      S&P 500 Dividend Yield                  1.19%      1.19%     1.25%
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.)    30.1       30.4      33.6
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)*       23.7       24.1      24.1
      First Call Earnings Surprise*           5.05%      6.16%     4.04%
      *First Call Corp.
      
                                                       Week
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                   Jan. 25   ago         Reading
      S&P 500 200-day average                 1358.0   1356.2      Positive
      Stocks above 200-day average            25.0%    26.0%       Positive
      Options: Put/call ratio                 0.50     0.45        Negative
      Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio        0.71     0.67        Positive
      
      BEST-PERFORMING          Last                                         Last 12
      GROUPS                   month%                                       months%
      Defense Electronics       21.4          Instrumentation               196.0
      Natural Gas               20.2          Oil & Gas Drilling             87.4
      Instrumentation           19.9          Communications Equip.          83.7
      Entertainment             16.6          Defense Electronics            83.3
      Semiconductors            14.7          Semiconductors                 74.7
      
      WORST-PERFORMING          Last                                         Last 12
      GROUPS                   month%                                       months%
      Conglomerates            -19.6          Pollution Control             -59.5
      Leisure Time             -18.0          Office Equip. & Supplies      -54.4
      Metal & Glass Containers -17.4          Tobacco                       -53.1
      Forest Products          -17.0          Toys                          -47.5
      Furnishings & Appliances -16.7          Food Chains                   -40.9
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                               Week        Year
      KEY RATES                   Feb. 2       ago         ago
      MONEY MARKET FUNDS          5.36%        5.36%       4.63%
      90-DAY TREASURY BILLS       5.65         5.58        4.48
      1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS       6.20         6.15        4.59
      10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES      6.58         6.69        4.83
      30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS      6.29         6.60        5.25
      30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE*     8.43         8.23        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      5.25%               5.98%
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT       7.61                8.67
      INSURED REVENUE BONDS    5.36                6.24
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT       7.77                9.04
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      Four-week total return          %       Four-week total return     %
      Health                        16.5      Precious Metals           -7.7
      Small-cap Growth               6.5      Diversified Pacific/Asia  -6.6
      Utilities                      5.9      Japan                     -5.9
      Mid-cap Growth                 5.9      Pacific/Asia ex-Japan     -5.2
      Communications                 4.3      Foreign                   -3.3
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      52-week total return            %       52-week total return       %
      Technology                   105.9      Precious Metals           -7.3
      Japan                         97.8      Financial                 -5.6
      Diversified Pacific/Asia      85.9      Real Estate               -2.0
      Pacific/Asia ex-Japan         76.8      Mid-cap Value              1.7
      Diversified Emerging Mkts.    73.5      Large-cap Value            2.2
      
      
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