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.


WSJ.com: Markets: Markets
Stocks have soared but except for valuation there are few signs of a bubble. That doesn�t mean the market can�t fall.
For the two largest players in the smartphone business, Apple and Samsung, the goal this year is to restore some luster to their brands. Both saw smartphone sales fall for the first time in 2016.
The entry of long-haul, low-cost carriers like Norwegian Air to the trans-Atlantic market is upending a profitable patch for the likes of American, Delta and IAG-owned British Airways.
Both banks are struggling for growth; interest rates will only help a little.
Mortality rates among Chinese men aged 41 to 60, who account for nearly three-quarters of the working-age population, increased by 12% over the past decade.
Recent moves by the Securities and Exchange Commission serve as a reminder that non-GAAP corporate results should be digested with a grain of salt.
Tesla�s recent stock surge is a gift investors should accept.
Advertising income has surged at Twitter�s Chinese counterpart, Weibo, as short video ads and live streaming take off.
Some big investors are worried about what President Donald Trump�s actions might do to the stock market. That doesn�t mean they will bet against the rally. At least not yet.