7 reasons the stock market is so volatile

Published On: Mar 05 2013 09:37:41 AM CST   Updated On: Aug 16 2013 09:35:28 AM CDT

After experiencing strong gains for several months, U.S. stocks are poised to close down for the second straight week. Here are seven reasons why the U.S. stock market so volatile.

Volatile Stocks - Political Leadership
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4. Lack Of Political Leadership -- Stocks have largely shrugged off the political gridlock that lead to the forced budget cuts of the sequestration, but the inability of political leaders to come together has weighed on the markets before and likely will again.

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