A mixed week in the financial markets, with stocks and bonds alike buffeted by each day's economic tidings. Weakness in the dollar kept bond prices under pressure, but upbeat inflation news caused the stock and bond markets to stage a sharp recovery on Aug. 24. Traders were cheered by word from the Commerce Dept. that orders for durable goods fell unexpectedly in July. The news bolstered trading in London, where stocks rose to their highest level in five months.
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