The recent fluctuations in the stock market have investors feeling nervous. But where does 2014 rank overall in terms of market volatility?  Ryan Detrick charts the story. The market swings are due in part to global concerns about the weakness of the European economy. How this will effect the performance of investments in other areas is a question for Liz Ann Sonders and her team at Charles Schwab. Bond traders who have been anticipating higher interest rates from the Federal Reserve believe the increase will be a long time in coming. Daniel Kruger and Cordell Eddings take a look at the current inflation rate and how it ties into interest rate projections.

Where Does 2014 Rank In Terms Of Volatility?- October is living up to its reputation as the most volatile month.  In the first six trading days of the month the S&P 500 (SPX) had four days move at least 1% (up or down).  So far in 2014 there have been a total of twenty-five 1% moves.  Since 1970, 2014 is still one of the least volatile years.

Global Fears–  Stocks again pulled back as global concerns reached a tipping point. But Liz Ann Sonders and her team at Charles Schwab believe the indicators still point to a renewed uptrend. 

Bond Market Convinced Fed Inflation Goal Elusive This Decade–  When it comes to spurring inflation in the U.S. economy, those in the bond market are becoming convinced that the Federal Reserve has little chance of achieving its two percent target before the end of the decade.

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