Figures Of The Week

COMMENTARY
      Damn the Fed's interest-rate hike. It's full speed ahead for stocks. The Dow 
      industrials jumped over 700 points, the S&P 500 hit an all-time high, and the 
      Nasdaq made gains, as well. The newly drawn BUSINESS WEEK 50, however, topped 
      them all, gaining 9.5%. The BW 50's best performer was Applied Materials, up 
      22.4%, while Lucent Technologies dove 7.3%.
      Data: Bloomberg Financial Markets
      Bridge Information Systems, Inc.
      
      STOCKS
      
                                              -----------% change--------
                                                        Year to   Last 12
      U.S. MARKETS                  Mar. 22   Week      date      months
      S&P 500                        1500.6   7.8        2.1       15.7
      Dow Jones Industrials        10,866.7   7.3       -5.5        9.9
      Nasdaq Composite               4864.7   6.2       19.5      103.0
      S&P MidCap 400                  494.3   7.9       11.2       37.0
      S&P SmallCap 600                217.8   3.9       10.1       37.2
      Wilshire 5000                14,521.2   6.7        5.1       23.5
      
      SECTORS
      Business Week 50*              1361.6    9.5       3.4       36.7
      Business Week Info Tech 100**  1104.2    7.9        NA        NA
      S&P/BARRA Growth                934.8    9.0       5.4       25.6
      S&P/BARRA Value                 601.3    6.4      -1.5        4.7
      S&P Energy                      808.0   -0.5      -3.2        5.4
      S&P Financials                  132.7   11.6      -0.3       -6.7
      S&P REIT                         73.6    2.6       0.0       -6.1
      S&P Transportation              561.2    5.7      -6.0      -20.8
      S&P Utilities                   235.7    1.0       3.7       -3.4
      GSTI Internet                   748.7    8.3       5.1       45.4
      PSE Technology                 1243.3   10.4      27.9      158.3
      *Mar. 19, 1999=1000      **Feb. 7, 2000=1000
      
                                              -----------% change--------
                                                        Year to   Last 12
      GLOBAL MARKETS                 Mar. 22   Week      date      months
      S&P Euro Plus (U.S. Dollar)     1541.8   3.2       2.0       21.4
      London (FT-SE 100)              6609.6   2.5      -4.6        9.1
      Paris (CAC 40)                  6279.3   1.5       5.4       53.9
      Frankfurt (DAX)                 7798.6   5.2      12.1       55.1
      Tokyo (NIKKEI 225)            19,733.6   3.1       4.2       23.2
      Hong Kong (Hang Seng)         17,547.0   4.8       3.4       58.9
      Toronto (TSE 300)               9871.6   6.2      17.3       49.6
      Mexico City (IPC)               7782.6  -0.7       9.2       65.1
      
      FUNDAMENTALS                            Mar. 21   Wk. ago   Yr. ago
      S&P 500 Dividend Yield                  1.13%     1.25%      1.27%
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Trailing 12 mos.)    31.4      28.6       33.2
      S&P 500 P/E Ratio (Next 12 mos.)*       24.7      22.4       24.0
      First Call Earnings Revision*           0.41%     0.42%     -1.48%
      *First Call Corp.
      
      TECHNICAL INDICATORS                    Mar. 21   Wk. ago   Reading
      S&P 500 200-day average                 1368.8    1365.2    Positive
      Stocks above 200-day average            30.0%     24.0%     Positive
      Options: Put/call ratio                 0.44      0.41      Negative
      Insiders: Vickers Sell/buy ratio        0.77      0.76      Positive
      
      BEST-PERFORMING               Last                                 Last 12
      GROUPS                        month%                               months%
      Invest. Banking/Brkrge.       35.4      Instrumentation            340.5
      Instrumentation               29.6      Semiconductors             176.7
      Personal Loans                28.7      Defense Electronics        156.4
      Semiconductors                28.1      Communications Equip.      140.2
      Oil & Gas Drilling            24.1      Computer Systems            80.3
      
      WORST-PERFORMING              Last                                    Last 12
      GROUPS                        month%                                  months%
      Household Products            -26.8     Pollution Control             -66.9
      Engineering & Constr.         -18.9     Toys                          -52.2
      Metals                        -14.5     Tobacco                       -52.1
      Pollution Control             -12.4     Life Insurance                -50.2
      Health-Care Services          -11.8     Office Equip. & Supplies      -43.5
      
      INTEREST RATES
      
                                              Week      Year
      KEY RATES                     Mar. 22   ago       ago
      
      MONEY MARKET FUNDS            5.49%     5.47%     4.48%
      90-DAY TREASURY BILLS         5.91      5.85      4.50
      1-YEAR TREASURY BILLS         6.18      6.21      4.73
      10-YEAR TREASURY NOTES        6.12      6.29      5.17
      30-YEAR TREASURY BONDS        5.96      6.07      5.54
      30-YEAR FIXED MORTGAGE+       8.27      8.35      7.04
      +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           5.10%               5.71%
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.39                8.28
      INSURED REVENUE BONDS         5.23                5.93
      TAXABLE EQUIVALENT            7.58                8.59
      
      MUTUAL FUNDS
      
      EQUITY FUND CATEGORIES
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      Four-week total return          %       Four-week total return         %
      Financial                     11.9      Precious Metals              -8.2
      Technology                    10.5      Health                       -5.1
      Large-cap Growth               9.7      Diversified Pacific/Asia      0.3
      Large-cap Blend                9.1      Diversified Emerging Mkts.    0.8
      Mid-cap Growth                 8.2      International Hybrid          1.2
      
      Leaders                                 Laggards
      52-week total return            %       52-week total return            %
      Technology                    163.1     Financial                    -8.2
      Small-cap Growth              102.3     Precious Metals              -3.9
      Mid-cap Growth                 98.0     Real Estate                   2.2
      Japan                          75.3     Large-cap Value               3.2
      Diversified Pacific/Asia       72.4     Mid-cap Value                 7.1
      
      
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