Present value of $10,000 investment made Jan. 8, 1998, minus fees and commissions. Rates reflect Wednesday close. Copyright 1998 The Meyers Report

As our pious ponies prepare for Passover and eagerly await Easter, they give thanks for a fine first quarter. Though slowed by profit takers and nervous about earnings reports, our fillies have faith in the future. OTC is still leading the exodus to the promised land of profits, though he stumbled on some fears that cost him $254. Lipper International crossed the Red Sea in style, picking up $120 on his way. Blue Chip is headed for the land of milk and honey with a $29 gain to his credit. Lipper Mutual's $72 loss is his cross to bear, but he remains in fourth. Gold had a good Friday and bought some Easter finery with his $269 gain, while Silver celebrated the end of Lent with a $130 splurge. The saver steeds joined Elijah in a successful seder. His prophecy of profit was realized as EE Bonds, Money Market and 90-Day CD gained $11, $10 and $8 for seventh, eighth and ninth. 30-Year T-Bond went on an Easter egg hunt and found $16 in his basket. Though still at the back of the pack, he has nothing to fear while they're all in the black.