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With the S&P 500 Index (SPX - 1437.13
) up 2.2 percent and the Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 3877.6
) up 3.5 percent in the last five days, the following are the top four indices during that time period: the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Providers Index (RXH - 198.74
), up 11.1 percent; the PHLX Semiconductor Index (SOX - 736.4
), up 9.3 percent; the AMEX Biotechnology Index (BTK - 405.49
), up 7.4 percent; and the S&P Insurance Index (IUX - 284.26
), up 5.7 percent.
The four indices showing the most weakness over the last five days are: the AMEX Internet Index (IIX - 538.43), down 4.3 percent; the AMEX North American Telecom Index (XTC - 1480.77), down 0.7 percent; the AMEX Computer Technology Index (XCI - 1349.1), up 0.4 percent; and the Morgan Stanley Commodity Related Equities Index (CRX - 215.38), up 0.6 percent.