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
A dispute between the largest pharmacy benefit manager and a health insurance giant has shown how profitable some relationships have become�giving more ammunition to critics of the health-care system.
The social-media site is expected to suffer declines in revenue, user engagement and advertising.
Nasdaq�s record run doesn�t feed the appetite for richly valued tech startups.
Having long shared a boss, Christian Dior and LVMH are set to be united under the same corporate umbrella.
Deep disagreements on America�s outlook could mean one thing for the stock market, another for the economy.
The plunge in property developer Fullshare�s stock is another example of murky trading practices in one of Asia�s biggest equity markets.
Europe�s investment banks need a big first quarter, none more so than Credit Suisse, where tensions have grown over bonuses and performance.
When it comes to the euro, what doesn�t kill it should make it stronger. The existential threat posed to the single currency by the French elections has faded. The focus should move to the economy and the European Central Bank.
First-quarter earnings for Verizon and T-Mobile highlighted the vast differences in their strategic options.