Table: Taking on the Indexes

Inside Wall Street featured 159 stocks in 50 issues of the magazine in 2000. For each issue, the comparable returns for the market benchmarks were calcu- lated for each of four time periods. The returns were averaged over all 50 issues, and the results are given below. The average return for the column was figured in the same way.

1 DAY 1 MO. 3 MOS. 6 MOS.

INSIDE WALL STREET 4.8% 3.8% -2.1% -10.3% STANDARD & POOR'S 500 -0.2 -1.0 -2.2 -6.1 DOW JONES INDUSTRIALS -0.4 -0.9 -0.4 -0.8 NASDAQ COMPOSITE 0.2 -3.0 -12.5 -24.4 RUSSELL 2000 0.2 0.1 -2.3 -3.6 WILSHIRE 5000 -0.1 -1.1 -3.2 -7.3

Data: BusinessWeek, Standard & Poor's

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