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
Asian markets fell Tuesday, pressured by disappointing manufacturing data that added to concerns about the health of China�s economy.
Oil prices fell in Asian trade as weak Chinese manufacturing data and profit-taking pared some of crude�s 25%-plus gains of the previous three trading sessions.
Two major public pension funds joined the drive for Bank of America Corp. shareholders to oppose a corporate bylaw change that lets Brian Moynihan serve as both chief executive and chairman.
A federal regulator�s campaign to fight bias against minorities is changing the way many car loans are priced, a move that is increasing costs for some consumers.
The firm told investors it lost 5.3% in August as the value of its major holdings declined, said people familiar with the matter, widening its loss for the year to 13.8%.
Branding firm Red Antler is among vendors that are looking to profit on the soaring valuations of young startups by taking payment in stock instead of cash.
Bank of New York Mellon said it had updated pricing data for mutual and exchange-traded fund-pricing issues before the market opened Monday, ending a weeklong struggle by the company to provide accurate asset values.
Argentina�s creditors can�t seize the assets of its central bank, a U.S. court ruled, reversing an earlier ruling that would have opened the nation�s reserves to hedge funds looking to collect debt stemming from a 2001 default.
The majority of comScore�s second-quarter revenue growth came from “nonmonetary” transactions with no cash attached.
Chinese developer Evergrande�s performance may not be as grand as it seems.