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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...

Trading Strategies

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...

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How to Protect Your Money Against Negative Interest Rates

If the Fed does introduce negative interest rates, knowing how to defend your money will be vital.

So consider this strategy to hedge against negative rates...

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Save Yourselves Before the Fed's Next Big Failure

Volatility finally visited the stock market last week after the dullest summer in two decades as the hydra-headed Federal Reserve played Hamlet regarding its intentions regarding interest rates. That description of the increasingly feckless Fed may constitute a mixed metaphor, but that is a small sin compared to the damage the group of former tenured […]

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Will There Be a Fed Rate Hike in 2016?

The next Fed rate hike could happen in 2016.

We've dissected Fed speeches, data, and FOMC meeting minutes to nail down the most likely date.

Here's what we've found...

The Fed

September FOMC Meeting: What to Watch for Now

The September FOMC meeting is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year for market watchers.

That's why we're highlighting what to watch for at the Sept. 20-21 gathering.

While an interest rate hike is unlikely, here's what the Fed could do...

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Capitalism Might Not Survive the Fed's Next "Big Idea"

At the Fed's Jackson Hole symposium last month, there were strong hints from Fed Chair Janet Yellen and Vice Chair Stanley Fischer that they want to raise rates in the near future, but they have broken such promises before.

Those broken promises are likely what lead investors to continue their staggering complacency, and they missed some very disturbing noises about the Fed's plans to deal with the next recession.

These plans are unconstitutional and dangerous, but they're only the next step in a quiet revolution that's already being waged by central banks worldwide.

Credulous, complacent investors put themselves at risk of catastrophic losses as this "revolution" moves further along toward its only logical conclusion…

The wholesale destruction of free markets – and the wealth that people have parked there…

But it's the Fed's most recent move that could destroy everything. Here's the best move you can make in this environment to protect your money...

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How a Single Word from the Fed Can Wipe Out Markets

The Committee to Destroy the World opened is hydra-headed mouth one too many times last week.

The result was the biggest drop in stocks since Brexit.

The Dow Jones Industrial average fell nearly 400 points or 2.1% on Friday while the S&P 500 dropped nearly 54 points or 2.5% and the Nasdaq Composite Index also shed 2.5% and nearly 134 points.


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Will a September Federal Reserve Rate Hike Happen?

Disappointing economic data has left investors with no idea whether there will be a September Federal Reserve rate hike.

While odds are still unlikely for a rate hike this month, it is always difficult to interpret the Fed's intentions.

Here's what to expect from the September FOMC meeting and for the rest of the year...