With the summer solstice approaching, Wall Street wants a present, and it's pretty sure it's going to get one. Given all the troubles in Europe and their impact on the U.S. economy, investors seem to increasingly expect the Federal Reserve to take further steps toward stimulating economic growth when it meets later this week. Analysts at Goldman Sachs believe that the Fed will buy more bonds to keep rates down and possibly extend its "Operation Twist" and its focus on reducing long-term rates. However backward it may seem for stocks to rally because of economic weakness, investors are buying into the concept, and the Dow Jones Industrials
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