RealMoney.com's MIDDAY UPDATE

July 17, 2000

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Market Data as of 7/17/00, 11:54 AM ET:

o Dow Jones Industrial Average: 10,777.40 down 35.35, -0.33%

o Nasdaq Composite Index: 4,275.40 up 29.22, 0.69%

o S&P 500: 1,511.58 up 1.60, 0.11%

o TSC Internet: 881.32 up 18.85, 2.19%

o Russell 2000: 544.33 up 1.70, 0.31%

Silicon Babylon: Preannouncements Are Falling. It's Still Bad News, Bears Say.

Yahoo!? Ariba? Are these stocks really beating the numbers? Or just beating analysts at a simple game?

http://www.thestreet.com/p/comment/siliconbabylon/1002398.html

Herb on TheStreet: Does Bad News at StarTek Mean Bad News for Microsoft?

Also, short-sellers question the quality of StarTek's earnings.

http://www.thestreet.com/p/comment/herbonthestreet/1002318.html

Brokerages/Wall Street: Wall Street Conflicts Have Analysts Precursing Their Fate

The big-picture guys at the Precursor Group split from Legg Mason, but not because they felt pressure there.

http://www.thestreet.com/stocks/brokerages/1001464.html

Telecom: AOL Takes a Wait-and-See Approach to Wireless Internet Access

The Internet giant sidesteps the upcoming high-speed wireless spectrum auction.

http://www.thestreet.com/tech/telecom/1003333.html

Mutual Funds: The Tortoise and the Herr? Top-Performing Deutsche European Has Idled for Months

The fund's returns hover in triple-digit territory, but investors getting in now may have missed the party.

http://www.thestreet.com/funds/funds/1001929.html

Mutual Funds: 10 Questions With Amerindo Technology Fund's Alberto Vilar

With a track record more feast than famine, Vilar shares some insights into the future of tech stocks.

http://www.thestreet.com/funds/funds/1002778.html

Mutual Funds: Business Ties to Fund Companies May Undermine Rating Firms' Independence

Raters expand their services, including fund evaluation, raising possible conflicts of interest.

http://www.thestreet.com/funds/funds/1003342.html

Analyst Actions: Analyst Actions: Pfizer, King Pharma, Affiliated Computer, Handspring

http://www.thestreet.com/markets/upgrades/1003211.html

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