Halloween Doesn't Spook U.S. Stocks

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The approach of Halloween did not spook U.S. stocks, which ended October with a fifth straight week of gains. Investors reacted positively to generally upbeat earnings and a supportive FOMC announcement. But the goblins held sway in Europe and Asia, where markets except Germany and Japan stumbled. Gold prices fell, oil prices climbed. The ten-year U.S. Treasury yield rose on the week, from 2.09% to 2.15%.

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