If you’re wondering why the stock market has gotten significantly choppier in 2014 after that strong fourth-quarter rally in 2013, the answer is simple: Investors are getting increasingly nervous.
Why are they getting nervous, you might ask?
A key reason may be disconnect between lackluster results for a majority of December 2013 quarterly corporate earnings reports and the stock market’s strong year-end rise. The stock market thus is caught in a wait-and-see mode. Here’s the question that many of the people I talk to on the floor of the NYSE are pondering: Is it just a handful of companies that are having problems, or have earnings expectations been too buoyant and need to be reset for 2014?
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