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
Early concerns about Apple�s iPhone 8 and cell-connected watch provide a rough start to what needs to be a big year.
Investors should be worried that stocks are being supported by record amounts of margin debt. These kinds of loans secured against stocks have often proved dangerous in a downturn because when share prices fall borrowers are forced to sell.
Car maker�s investors should be concerned after solar-panel unit�s Justice Department settlement over allegations of False Claims Act violations.
L�Oréal billionaire Liliane Bettencourt�s passing opens the door to shareholder-friendly maneuvers at some of Europe�s most storied companies.
Japanese videogame maker Nintendo is having another renaissance, but execution remains an obstacle to realizing investors� lofty expectations.
The Federal Reserve�s persistence in signaling rising interest rates may help the European Central Bank by tempering the euro�s strength.
U.S. household net worth reached a record $96.2 trillion in the second quarter, the Fed reported, but, if households are feeling flush, they aren�t acting like it.
Google�s $1.1 billion deal with HTC carries risks, but the internet giant needs more scale if it is to maintain its influence in the smartphone business.
A global rating agency has once again downgraded China, and there is little new information for investors to digest. It may however be worth reading between the lines.