Most Important Number of the Week Was 57.29

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It was a big week for financial markets. The S&P 500 Index rebounded from its worst weekly selloff since October to set another record as companies posted better-than-forecast earnings. Yields on U.S. Treasuries continued their slow march higher, with those on the benchmark 10-year note reaching their highest since March as the economy showed signs of improvement. Silver went on a roller-coaster ride as the Redditors took aim at the precious metal.

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