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

|By:, SA News Editor

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.