Investment Figures Of The Week

      U.S. equities staged a broad though not especially enthusiastic recovery. The 
      Dow Jones industrial average ended four straight days of gains by closing on 
      June 14 above 3800, as investors were cheered by upbeat inflation tidings. Bond 
      prices rose on that day as well. But the news that consumer prices rose a mere 
      0.2% in May failed to sustain the markets on June 15. Stock prices declined and 
      commodity prices rose, as traders wagered that the Federal Reserve may again 
      boost short-term interest rates.

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