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
China has decided to suspend new stock sales and, in a first, establish a market-stabilization fund aimed at fighting off the worst equities selloff in years.
Malaysia�s attorney general said a probe into a troubled state investment fund has uncovered documents related to allegations that money was transferred into the personal bank accounts of Prime Minister Najib Razak.
‘Expectations have kind of run away,� says new Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam, as he plays down optimism he can quickly lift the Swiss bank out of its recent malaise.
Hedge funds managers with exposure to Greek stocks and warrants face an uncertain wait ahead of Sunday�s referendum, after being unable to get their money back or easily value their funds this week.
The return of the El Niño weather phenomenon is forcing agricultural commodity players to prepare for low crop yields and heightened price volatility.
Activism-defense specialist William Anderson is leaving Goldman Sachs for Evercore Partners, according to people familiar with the matter.
Brazil�s antitrust agency is investigating banking giants HSBC Holdings PLC, Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and others on suspicion of forming a cartel to manipulate the exchange rate of the Brazilian currency, the real.
U.S. regulators are sounding the alarm about banks� exposure to oil and gas producers, a move that could limit their ability to lend to companies battered by a yearlong slump in prices.
An improving job market is giving Americans the wherewithal to keep buying more. But things aren�t so good that spending is about to really rip.
Away from Greece, the eurozone, and Germany in particular, is enjoying the benefit of ultra-low bond yields.