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

Reinvigorated after the Major Leagues baseball All-Star break, our heavy-hitters are heating it up. With fears of Asia and second-quarter earnings heading for the showers, the home run derby continues. Most likely to break Maris' record is OTC, who added $131 to his already impressive average. The tape measure came out when Lipper Mutual knocked $201 into the upper deck. Lipper International took in the World Cup finals before returning. He said he was checking out improving world markets, but he just wanted to brag about his $206 windfall and move up to third. Blue Chip, batting clean-up this week, sent a $156 drive into the right field corner, 30-Year T-Bond popped up a would-be sacrifice fly and lost $31 in the process. Not long-ball threats, the saver steeds delivered some well-placed bunts. EE Bonds, Money Market and 90-Day CD gained $10, $10 and $8, respectively, to hold sixth, seventh and eighth. Gold may be going back to the minors. His $165 loss is looking like a one-way ticket to AAA. Cellar-dwelling Silver sank deeper this week, losing $283. He's on the trading block, but all they can get is two Little Leaguers to be named later.