The Epicurus Index and Other Indices

The Epicurus Index
see list below
Dow Jones Industrials
NASDAQ Composite
S&P 500
10 Year Treasury
Crude Oil
FTSE 100 (London)
CAC 40 (Paris)
DAX (Frankfurt)
Hang Seng (Hong Kong)
Nikkei 225 (Osaka)
Straits Times (Singapore)

The Epicurus Index (above) is our own index, consisting of 26 stocks, listed below, representing food, beverages and lodging. Each ticker symbol is linked to its corresponding page, providing company information.

Ticker Symbol Company Name Ticker Symbol Company Name
DEO Diageo plc ROX Castle Brands
CQB Chiquita Brands STZ Constellation Brands
YUM Yum Brands, Inc. BGS B & G Foods, Inc.
SFD Smithfield Foods, Inc. HSY The Hershey Company
MHGC Morgan’s Hotel Group WYNN Wynn Resorts Limited
OEH Orient-Express Hotels KO The Coca-Cola Company
CAG ConAgra Foods, Inc. PEP Pepsico, Inc.
KFT Kraft Foods, Inc. SYY Sysco Corporation
TSN Tyson Foods, Inc. DLM DelMonte Foods, Inc.
MCD McDonald’s Corp. BKC Burger King Holdings Inc.
WMT Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. DRI Darden Restaurants, Inc.
MAR Marriott International WEN Wendy’s/Arby’s Group
CHH Choice Hotels, Inc. HOT Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Find more information, such as precious and common metals and currencies on this page.

Market News from The Wall Street Journal. Markets: Markets
U.S. stocks bounced between slight gains and losses as investors looked ahead to major earnings reports this week.
GE agreed to sell a major chunk of its U.S. commercial lending business to Wells Fargo, a milestone in the company�s rapid exit from financial services that could allow it to shed a tough regulatory regime.
U.S. banker James Staley is likely to land at Barclays PLC with a delicate balancing act to pull off: fine-tune its investment bank while squeezing profits out of the retail arm.
The main fund at Astenbeck Capital Management lost 7% in September, leaving it down 20% for 2015 as of Oct. 1 and on track for its worst year since its inception in 2008.
The nation�s largest bank by assets is hoping to save tens of millions of dollars by eliminating support for BlackBerry wireless devices next year and mandating that some employees pay for their own devices.
In a new twist on the gift-card business, retailers are starting to roll out cards that give the recipients small amounts of stock in some of the country�s best-known companies.
A proposed $1.7 billion high-end tower on “Billionaires� Row” at 36 Central Park South represents what critics call an abuse of the EB-5 immigrant investor program designed to aid economically deprived areas.
The Wall Street Journal studied 71 activist-investor campaigns. The results: Activism often improves corporate performance but definitely not always.
Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh isn�t interested in making a bid for Glencore despite the sharp decline in the embattled Swiss miner�s stock in the past few months.
Fortress Investment Group LLC plans to close its flagship macro hedge fund after heavy losses and investor withdrawals, and Michael Novogratz, who runs the fund, is expected to leave the firm.