Markets have been uneasy since Fed chairman Ben Bernanke said the U.S. central bank might pull back on its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program â¿¿ known as quantitative easing â¿¿ if U.S. economic data, especially hiring, improve.Investors expect a reduction in the Fed's asset purchases later this year. Such stimulus has been a key driver of the rally in stock markets and other asset prices. Analysts say markets are looking ahead to next week's Fed policy meeting for more guidance on the scale and timing of any reductions.
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