Investment Figures Of The Week

      An uncomfortably high producer price index raised inflation fears again. On 
      Sept. 9, the bond market suffered through one of its worst days this year. Not 
      even a more subdued consumer price index, reported on Sept. 13, could repair 
      the damage. For the week, interest rates rose across the board. Given the 
      turmoil in bonds, stocks performed well. The Dow Jones industrials finished 
      slightly in the black; the S&P 500, slightly in the red. Small-cap and OTC 
      issues made small gains as well.