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Is the stock market a mirror that reflects what's going on in the economy? Or is it a force unto...

Is the stock market a mirror that reflects what's going on in the economy? Or is it a force unto itself, pushing the economy up or down? It's a "chicken or the egg" question, but more analysts lately say the market is weighing on the economy because its fluctuations are so psychologically unsettling. "Market expectations can be self-fulfilling in the short-run," a new report suggests.
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  • DianeLee
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    Actually a good question. Day-to-day extreme volatility almost certainly raises doubts. Even traders are now dumbfounded. We've leaned too heavily on current events, and which so-called conomist or commentator says what. The game now is all Volatility.
    30 Sep 2011, 03:02 PM Reply Like
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