Bank brokerage customers stuck by their stock mutual funds even as share prices tumbled during last week's market turmoil.

In a round of interviews, mutual fund and bank brokerage executives said redemption levels were hardly affected by a 3% drop in the Dow Jones industrial average last Tuesday and Wednesday. The 164-point drop marked the Dow's sharpest two-day decline in more than four years. Though stocks rebounded on Thursday, they were sliding again at midday Friday.

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