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For a market that relishes certainty, more volatility

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The U.S. stock market will have ample micro and macro factors to digest and trade on in the week ahead, including a slew of earnings and Friday's nonfarm payrolls report. The one near-certainty is that January's overriding theme of volatility will continue.

The CBOE Volatility Index, a measure of investor uncertainty, jumped nearly 12 percent on Friday, leaving it up almost 26 percent for the week.

"This goes in with the theory that volatility may continue to trade at more historic levels," JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade, said Friday, which marked the sixth session in seven that had the Dow Jones industrial average closing up or down triple digits.