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FOMC Meeting Today: What Investors Need to Know Now

Today (Wednesday) marks the final day of a two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. Investors are speculating that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its second FOMC meeting on Wednesday – the first rate hike since June 2006.

So far, the Fed's go-to indicators suggest a green light for a rate hike. Here's how it will affect the markets...

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up 77 Ahead of Fed Announcement

Find out what's ahead for the stock market today.

Get your update on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Up Today as FOMC Meeting Begins

Good morning! The Dow today (Monday, Dec. 15) climbed 13 points in the opening hour.

Today the Dow Jones Industrial Average is positively reacting to the Federal Reserve's meeting on whether or not interest rates should be raised.

Crude oil prices are volatile because of the FOMC meeting and fears of oil glut and a pricing war between OPEC and non-OPEC producers.

Here's what else investors need to know about the Dow Jones Industrial Average today...

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Dovish vs. Hawkish: Which Way Will the Fed Lean This Week?

Over the last couple months, news outlets have brought the dovish vs. hawkish Federal Reserve argument back on the table.

But many investors don't know what the two mean and how they affect their portfolios.

Here's a breakdown of the two...

What’s Next for Silver Prices Following Fed Rate Hike

The Fed's two-day meeting on Dec. 15-16 is nearing, so it's time to look at what impact a likely interest rate hike will have on silver prices.

When the Fed raises interest rates, the value of the U.S. dollar increases, which also makes dollar-denominated commodities more expensive.

This reduces the demand for precious metals like silver, sending silver prices lower.

But this upcoming December rate hike will affect silver differently than in the past...

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The 5 Most Convincing Arguments for a Fed Interest Rate Hike in December

An interest rate hike could happen this month and economists are making statements aplenty. While Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen makes intentionally vague statements, we found a few industry leaders who do not.

They've looked at various data and claim that a December rate hike is indeed imminent.

Here is what they're saying…

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The Hidden Impact of the Impending Fed Rate Hike and How to Profit

Everyone is talking about the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates for the first time since 2006 – and what's going to happen afterwards.

Today, I'm going to tell you exactly what's going to happen with the Fed rate hike and what it's going to do to stocks, bonds, and commodities.

But there's a hidden impact to the Fed's impending interest rate hike that people aren't talking about. I'll tell you about that, too.

And, of course, I'll show you what you can do to protect yourself - and make money from what everyone else is so afraid of.

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Puppeteer Goldman Sachs Will Make the Fed Dance – Again

Four of the Fed's 12 regional branches will be run by former Goldman Sachs executives in 2016.

Considering the banking and investment firm's contribution to (and benefit from) the 2007 financial crisis, is that such a good idea?

We don't think so. Especially after looking at the evidence of such blatant collusion...

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Why I'm Closing My Bank Accounts While I Still Can

Not long ago I walked into a local branch of my bank – the 13th largest bank in the U.S. based on consolidated banking assets, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's (FDIC) second-quarter 2105 data.

I wanted to cash a check for a few thousand dollars. It was a business check made out to cash; it was my business account and there was plenty of money in it.

What happened next was, frankly, frightening. And it has profound implications for every American.

That's because it means capital controls, courtesy of the government and the Federal Reserve, could be right around the corner. They're already in effect in some form.

That means you might not be able to get the money you want out of an ATM. You might not be able to cash a check when you have plenty of money in your account. Or worse… your bank could take your deposited cash and convert it to shares of stock in that bank.

In other words, if you think you'll always be able to get your money out of your bank, you're wrong.

Here's what happened... Full Story

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Current Federal Reserve Interest Rates Trigger This Personal Swipe at Yellen

Political and consumer activist Ralph Nader issued an open letter regarding interest rates to U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen on Oct. 30 that turned personal.

Monday, Yellen responded.

Here's how she defended current Federal Reserve interest rates.