While the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared 391.47 points last Tuesday and many investment banking stocks rocketed in the mid-double digits on the good news of infusion of billions of capital from the faithful shareholders of UBS and other banks, the 407,000 applications for unemployment benefits in the final week of March (anything above 400,000 is official recession territory and the consensus figure had been 365,000), sent the market erractically gyrating at deadline.

Lipper released final data on mutual fund results for the first quarter of the year on Thursday, and the figures were disappointing across-the-board.

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