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(New York Times) — Small investors’ faith in the stock market is being tested again. After the market rout of 2008 that drastically shrank their retirement nest eggs, small investors withdrew hundreds of billions of dollars from American stock funds, and they kept bolting as the market rebounded sharply for much of last year. But earlier this year, having missed out on last year’s gains, some investors began to tiptoe back in. The timing for those people was off, and now they are being buffeted by the steep drops on Wall Street or bailing altogether. Still others who have been holding on in recent years have had enough.
(Smart Money) – GOOD MORNING. Asian markets closed mixed and European shares are falling. U.S. stock futures are pointing to a lower open. After four straight days of stock market declines, should investors brace for another rough week this week? The market is likely to remain range-bound and volatile for the foreseeable future, torn between bears’ worries about the economy and bulls’ optimism over strong corporate balance sheets, Michael Purves, the chief global strategist and head of derivatives research at BGC Financial, wrote in a report last week. Purves dubbed this phenomenon a “wolf market” in which investors have to move quickly to find profits.