BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- With U.S. stocks doubling since the market low in March 2009, investors may have forgotten that equities stagnated during the first three quarters of 2010.Between Jan. 1 and Oct. 1, the S&P 500 Index rose a paltry 2.1%. But upon announcement of the Federal Reserve's so-called QE2, investors ramped up risk. The benchmark has risen 16% since October and is up 24% since rumors of QE2 -- the Fed's large-scale bond-buying program -- surfaced in late August. The Federal Reserve is scheduled to abruptly end its second round of purchases in June and already forecasters are warning of market dislocation.
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