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
Nasdaq stocks are back at record levels, but investors are abandoning the Qubes, a once red-hot ETF that tracks the Nasdaq-100 stocks.
Japanese life insurers plan to keep pouring money into U.S. debt as the list of countries able to meet their thirst for yield shrinks.
Ahead of the Tape: Apple may manage another iPhone surprise, but the hurdle is getting higher.
Money is pouring out of a popular investment tied to the oil market, a sign that a monthlong crude-price rally may be running out of gas.
German lender Deutsche Bank said its first-quarter net profit fell around 50% as strong revenue growth was outweighed by a record penalty.
Investigators overlooked evidence that could have enabled them to uncover the strategies of the trader accused of helping cause the selloff, according to members of a committee that oversaw the probe.
For many money managers and analysts, the rise and fall of consumer health-care website drkoop.com was their favorite debacle of the tech bubble of the late 1990s and 2000.
Buyers are snatching up the last stocks of high-quality U.S. cotton, driving up prices in the process.
Bank earnings could be weighed down by a renewed trading slump.
Israel “Izzy” Englander�s Millennium Management LLC and quant trader Igor Tulchinsky plan a joint venture that will allow the trader to accept outside money and use a wider range of trading strategies.