Trying to time the stock market, by almost all practical accounts, is a losing game.  It would be easy to deduce, based on this article, that the Motley Fool's Brian Stoffel is advocating market timing.  

After all, in the video below, he's going to point out why shares of Smith & Wesson (NASDAQ:AOBC)Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI), and Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) are going to likely see huge moves in their stock prices in the coming week. 

To be clear: He does not advocate trading based on this information.  Instead, he thinks it's important for current shareholders to prepare themselves for volatility.  Investors should also understand what hidden variables are really worth paying attention to.

Find out what those variables are by watching the video below.