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7 reasons the stock market is so volatile

POSTED: 07:37 AM PST Mar 05, 2013    UPDATED: 07:35 AM PDT Aug 16, 2013 

After experiencing strong gains for several months, U.S. stocks are poised to close down for the second straight week. Here are seven reasons why the U.S. stock market so volatile.

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6. Computer Trades Are Destabilizing -- With nearly 70 percent of stock trades now executed by so-called high-frequency traders that use super-smart and super-fast computers, the market's sharp moves are amplified.

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