Investment Figures Of The Week
Believe it or not, the stock market ended the week up--but it was a blood-curdling week in the financial markets. Driven down by widespread fears of renewed inflation, and propelled by forced selling of emerging-market stocks and mortgage-backed securities, bond prices plummeted. The stock market followed, with the Dow Jones industrial average falling below 3600 on Apr. 4. Small-cap stocks were devastated. But the market recovered smartly on Apr. 5. Foreign markets also realized gains.
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