The Week Ahead: Stuck in Second Gear

You've probably noticed that, in the last few weeks, volatility has returned to the stock market. One of the factors fueling that volatility has been the question about when the Federal Reserve will taper its longtime stimulus plan. When we get better-than-expected economic data, the market fears the Fed will do this sooner than anticipated. When we get weak data, stocks rally on expectations that the stimulus efforts will continue.

After Friday's tepid May employment report, I shared my views in a number of interviews with reporters and on-air talking heads. Before I give you my take, let's review the highlights:...846 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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