The Dow and S&P 500 move higher after 5 days of losses. Still, a strong open fades as worries about a government shutdown build. Bed Bath & Beyond jumps on strong earnings.
More activity may erupt in the next few days, however, if Congress and the Obama administration want to avoid closing the federal government next week.
Stocks sell off after the House votes to defund Obamacare, setting up a showdown between Senate Democrats and the Obama administration.
The central bank will announce its plans on bond buying on this afternoon. The question is how investors will react.
All eyes are on the Federal Reserve's taper decision. The market is already preparing for chaos.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
More investors are embracing this type of trading, lifting the market leader to a 60% gain in 2013.
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