NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged lower in the early going on Wall Street Friday as trading quieted down at the end of a turbulent week.

The Dow Jones industrial was down 55 points, or 0.4 percent, to 15,121 after the first 90 minutes of trading. The Dow and other indexes were moving between slight gains and losses in morning trading, a sharp contrast to the sudden lurches up and down in the market earlier this week.

Trading has been volatile since late May as traders try to figure out when and by how much the Federal Reserve will dial back its aggressive support for the U.S. economy. This week was no different: The Dow slumped 243 points over Tuesday and Wednesday before jumping 180 points Thursday.

The Fed buys $85 billion in bonds every month as part of a campaign to keep interest rates extremely low. That's intended to encourage borrowing, spending and investing. Traders worry that when the Fed slows its purchases it could cause interest rates to rise sharply, affecting many parts of the financial system and the economy. Mortgage rates have already been rising as yields on benchmark government bonds increase.

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