The second quarter began much the same as the first. Stocks surged higher last week on evidence of stabilizing global growth with little evidence of inflationary pressures. In the U.S., the S&P 500 rose 2.1 percent and the Nasdaq rose 2.7 percent. The EuroStoxx 50 index climbed 2.9, led by a 4.2 percent rise in the German Dax. The Nikkei climbed 2.8 percent, and emerging market stocks rose 2.6 percent, led by a 5 percent rise in the Shanghai Composite index.