A surge in exchange traded fund trading this week signals that investors should buckle up for a volatile summer.
ETF trading as a percentage of overall stock-trading volume tends to skyrocket in headline-driven markets, and particularly when fear trumps greed.
ETF trading soared to about 40% of overall volume on Thursday, one day after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed may soon begin tapering its purchases of $85 billion a month of Treasury bonds and mortgages. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 354 points.
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