Small-cap stocks are experiencing selling pressure this week as volatility rises as world event prey on investor uncertainty.
Falling energy prices are increasing the relative incomes of U.S. consumers
Shares of regional banks have been in demand in anticipation of a change in the Federal Reserve's position at its meeting next week.
Further sell-offs could hit the oil services sector as fear premium fades and energy prices continue to fall.
U.S. dollar strength due to euro weakness could weigh on inflation measures.
Latest weak payrolls figure signals U.S. rates may remain low, keeping demand for dividend yielding stocks strong.
European equities have lagged as the region's economy turns south.
Improved consumer spending has underlined the stock market's rally, signaling more gains ahead
Low volume is a sign of structural changes and not necessarily a sign that the rally will fizzle.
The housing recovery hasn't been strong, but even that could be wiped with higher rates.