Business: SEC Suspicions

In spite of war talk and a crisis in the British Cabinet, prices in stock-markets throughout the world rose hopefully last week. Commodities and bonds were also bullish. Even in Paris,where the news was supposed to be blackest, the Bourse displayed substantial advances in all classes of security.

Striking accompaniment to this upturn was the fact that on the New York Stock Exchange (where the Dow Jones industrial average rose 5 points), odd-lot traders for the first time in three months sold more shares than they bought. For four successive trading days small...

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