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In times of market volatility, an investors safest bet is often found in mutual funds (Reuters)
In times of market volatility, an investors safest bet is often found in mutual funds (Reuters)

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Volatile first half of year ends on a high Add to ...

As the first half of the year draws to a close, stock investors are feeling shell-shocked.

Six months of thrills and spills ended Friday in a bounce that propelled stock markets around the world to big gains and shot oil prices more than 9-per-cent higher. The Toronto stock market surged 1.5 per cent and the S&P 500 jumped 2.5 per cent on the back of encouraging developments in the European financial crisis.

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