The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up just over 400 points on Monday after two turbulent weeks of ups and downs. Part of the boost stemmed from oil prices sliding higher, buoying shares of energy companies. Overall, recent fluctuations come from a strong January jobs report that "sparked … inflation fears and worries that interest rates could rise faster than expected," USA Today writes. As the chief investment strategist at BMO Capital Markets, Brian Belski, told The Wall Street Journal: "The economy is truly improving and interest rates are truly heading higher — the average investor did not really believe that." He added: "All of a sudden, a dose of reality came in."
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