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
Conflicting moves and a lack of coordination hampered Beijing�s initial response to its stock-market rout, raising questions about whether Chinese authorities will be up to the challenge of implementing market changes.
Stocks drifted lower on both sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, while fresh measures to curb volatility prompted a rally in China.
Citadel LLC, the hedge-fund firm founded by Ken Griffin that nearly collapsed during the financial crisis, is thriving again and expanding as aggressively as ever, unlike some competitors that turned cautious.
Puerto Rico missed most of a $58 million bond payment Monday, the first default by the U.S. commonwealth in what may become one of the largest restructurings in the history of the $3.7 trillion market for debt sold by U.S. state and local governments.
Pacific Investment Management disclosed that it received a Wells Notice from the staff of the SEC concerning the Pimco Total Return ETF.
Chile�s real-estate has been buffeted in the past year by weakening demand from China for the country�s copper and a storm of political upheaval.
Chinese aluminum producers aren�t curbing their output despite the metal�s slump to a six-year low, suggesting the price of one of the world�s most heavily-traded metals still has far to go before finding a floor.
J.P. Morgan said it expects to increase spending on cybersecurity in the coming years, accelerating its initial timeline of such spending growth.
The U.K. government said it had sold a 5.4% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, raising $3.24 billion and kicking off a long-awaited privatization of the lender.
TIAA-CREF is expected to announce that it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland-investment partnership, part of a recent wave of cropland investments by institutional investors.