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Janet Yellen Testimony: What Investors Need to Know Today

At 10 a.m. today (Wednesday), Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will address the House Financial Services Committee on the topic of financial regulation.

Markets were trading cautiously ahead of the Janet Yellen testimony.

Here's what to watch for...

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How to Invest After an Interest Rate Hike

With at least one interest rate hike expected this year, we've put together a guide to help investors make the best investments as interest rates rise.

Check it out here...

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This Market Is Counting on Two Things That It Absolutely Shouldn't

The Fed's every move is just causing more and more harm to the economy and market. There's a lack of political and moral courage to raise interest rates.

But investors, and of course the mainstream financial press, are completely oblivious to what's about to happen...


How to Profit While These Zombie Companies Still Roam the Earth

What a shock – the Fed didn't raise interest rates last week. Its next chance is in December – we'll see if it chickens out then, too.

You can count on markets to obsess over the possibility of a rate hike for the rest of the year. Anything to keep the free money hose on full blast.

But this obsession with rate hikes means the markets are missing a critical component of the big picture – corporate credit quality. It's really in horrible shape, but eight years of zero interest rates have helped to disguise that fact, and these companies aren't advertising it to shareholders.

Now that the Fed is contemplating raising interest rates, their disguise could be ripped off.

The truth is, "Corporate America" is far more leveraged now than it was on the cusp of the financial crisis.

That isn't even their biggest problem, but it could be a huge opportunity for investors with the intestinal fortitude to follow through on this...

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What Happened at the Fed Meeting This Week?

This week's FOMC meeting was one of the most closely watched and important financial events of 2016.

Investors were on edge all summer, anticipating the outcome.

Here's what happened at the Fed meeting this week and what investors need to know now...

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How U.S. Interest Rates Impact Your Money

U.S. interest rates will not be raised in September.

But the Fed wants to raise interest rates one more time before the end of 2016.

And if rates are raised, it will have a big impact on your money. Here's everything you need to know before the Fed potentially raises interest rates...

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How a Fed Rate Hike Will Affect Your Mortgage Rate

Many homeowners are afraid the next Fed rate hike could affect their mortgage rates.

We talked with Lee Adler, author of the Wall Street Examiner, to find out the truth behind those concerns...

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FOMC Meeting Statement: What Investors Must Know Now

As most investors expected, the Fed left interest rates unchanged today at the conclusion of its two-day policy-setting gathering.

Still, the meeting was arguably the most important U.S. central bank gathering of 2016.

Here's what investors need to know about the FOMC meeting statement...

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Why Tomorrow Is the Most Important Day in the Markets

Whether the Fed hikes rates Wednesday or not, the disruption is coming – and it will move markets.

Here's how to position your portfolio ahead of the inevitable...

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The Best Investments to Make Now as Bernanke Suggests Negative Interest Rates

The use of negative interest rates is increasing as policymakers run out of tools to spur growth.

Talks of U.S. policymakers going "below zero" are heating up.

That's why we're sharing the best investments to make now as negative interest rates continue to spread around the world...