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This is what could ruffle markets this week

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Market volatility is likely to pick up in the week ahead, as focus shifts to the Fed and the possibility it could start to hike interest rates a bit sooner than expected.

But the unfolding situation in Iraq will also dominate market talk, particularly if it continues to push oil prices higher.

The success of Sunni militants in seizing key cities in Iraq emerged as a fresh geopolitical headwind in the past week and helped send stocks to their first losing week in four weeks. The S&P 500 fell 0.7 percent, to 1,936, and the Dow fell 0.9 percent, to 16,775.