Patti Domm is CNBC executive news editor, responsible for news coverage of the markets and economy. Prior to joining CNBC in 1999 as senior news editor, Domm was the equities editor for the Americas at Reuters. She was also Wall Street editor at Reuters, reporting on mergers, acquisitions and the Street. She also edited three CNBC books on personal investing. Domm serves on the board of the Financial Womens Association of New York.
"I think it's going to be more stable this week, but relative to most weeks this year, it will be a volatile week, and we'll probably get a move in both directions," said BlackRock Vice Chairman Bob Doll.
Unless there's a big surprise in jobless claims, jittery markets will keep their focus on the euro and bank reform Thursday.
The financial sector will be at the crux of market worries Wednesday, as the U.S. Senate moves closer to a vote on banking reform and German regulators explain their surprise move to ban naked short-selling on a group of bank stocks and sovereign debt.
The volatility that zapped stock prices in the past week could continue to deliver some jolts in the week ahead.
In the course of two weeks, stocks have gone from being "overbought" by some measures to being deep in correction mode.
U.S. markets will more likely heed the words of European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet than Fed head Ben Bernanke Thursday.
There's a whiff of volatility back in the markets, and that could mean a choppier trading environment for now.
Stocks should continue to dance around all-time highs, as traders watch for catalysts in economic data and bond yields.
NYSE gets a facelift
The CBOE Volatility Index fell below 12 as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen began speaking.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen stuck to her script Friday, even though traders had hoped CPI data would force her to give a nod to improved data.
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