Investment Figures Of The Week

      Stocks managed a smart about-face after inflation fears nudged the Dow down 
      11.78 points on Oct. 6. Last week's fairly innocuous employment report, along 
      with reports of strong third-quarter corporate earnings, calmed market jitters 
      and kicked off three days of double-digit gains. Bonds joined in the party, 
      with the yield on the 30-year Treasuries falling to 7.86% on Tuesday after 
      flirting with 8% on Friday. The rally petered out on Wednesday, when the yield 
      on the long bond rose to 7.89% and the Dow inched down 1.7 points.

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