The government's "bad bank" plan and the stimulus package will most likely continue to make headlines throughout the rest of the week and both will be the center of discussion among Wall Street pundits. As the details of both plans leak out, it will most likely add to volatility in the entire market, especially in the financial sector.Considering the possibility of increased volatility and uncertainty, how should you play it? One way to play the market this week is to focus on an area that nobody is really talking about -- and technically might be setting up for higher prices. One such area: The Russell 2000 (small-cap stock index), which on Friday surged 15.62 points (3.43%) to 470.70. To read (and see) more, visit Stockpickr.com.
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