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FOMC Meeting This Week: What to Watch For

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The September FOMC meeting takes place this week when U.S. Federal Reserve officials gather for a two-day assembly on Wednesday and Thursday (Sept. 16-17).

This is the Federal Reserve’s sixth scheduled meeting of 2015, with meetings in October and December to follow. A press conference by Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will follow the FOMC meeting.

Here's what investors are watching for during this week's FOMC meeting...

The Only U.S. Dollar Move That Matters Now

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You might think the U.S. dollar is going to crash. That makes sense as the value of paper currencies continues to be destroyed by central banks trying to reduce their debt.

But the dollar's been getting stronger since 2014. And if it moves up through its next resistance level, it would rock financial markets.

Let me show you how to get this right. Because everything depends on what happens to the dollar.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dips Today as FOMC Meeting Looms

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Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average today (Monday, Sept. 14) forecasted a 24-point decline as investors look toward this week's critical FOMC meeting.

This week, the U.S. central bank will decide whether it will raise interest rates for the first time since 2006, a decision that isn't being taken lightly by investors.

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

Will Fed Minutes Move Markets Today?

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The biggest question we've received from readers this morning is "Will Fed minutes move markets today?"

Stocks were in the red ahead of what is expected to be a volatile session

What the Fed says is key, but even more significant is tone...

How a Fed Rate Hike Will Play Out After the Yuan Devaluation

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Until this week, a Fed rate hike at the September FOMC meeting seemed more probable by the day.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen had hinted for months that the U.S. central bank finally was ready to raise interest rates above zero for the first time since late 2008.

Then the Chinese central bank devalued the yuan.

Here's how that bombshell will affect the Fed rate hike...

Will the Fed Meeting Today Ignore This Reality?

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The U.S. Federal Reserve will adjourn its two-day Fed meeting today (Wednesday) as the Fed mulls over rate hikes.

What's spooked markets over a potential rate hike is the possibility that with so much global stimulus, the United States will sink into deflation should it raise rates.

Though this is a flawed assessment of how U.S. monetary policy is working and has worked over the last seven years...

Dow Jones Industrial Average Gaining Ahead of Fed Meeting Today

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

Get a look at how the Dow Jones Industrial Average today is shaping up, stocks to watch, the biggest stock market news, and today's best profit plays.

Continue reading here...

The Fed FOMC Meeting Minutes Release Today

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The Fed FOMC meeting minutes release today (Wednesday) was yet another in a long line of U.S. Federal Reserve communications that had financial pundits abuzz but delivered nothing new.

The Fed minutes released today - documenting the discussions of the Fed's Federal Open Market Committee three weeks ago - indicated that the Fed has progressed little on pinning down a timeline for raising the Fed funds rate from its 0% to 0.25% target.

But as usual, these Fed minutes skirted the real issues...

S&P Futures See Slight Increase Ahead of FOMC Minutes

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S&P futures for Wednesday, May 20, forecasted a slight one-point gain this morning

The is ahead of ahead of today's release of Fed meeting minutes, as the market digests U.S. dollar gains and optimistic numbers in the housing sector.

Here's what else you need to know about the stock market today...

What the Fed Meeting Today Was Really Hiding from Us

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The Fed meeting today (Wednesday) delivered on another humdrum statement soaked in predictable Fed speak.

The decision? The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee is considering rate hikes on a meeting-by-meeting basis. Something we already knew.

But it's what the Fed is NOT talking about that really frightens us...

What the Fed Meeting Today Will Ignore

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The Fed meeting today (Tuesday) will adjourn tomorrow with a predictably vague statement about how the U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee is considering rate hikes on a meeting-by-meeting basis.

But what won't be discussed at the Fed meeting today or tomorrow is that it's that very FOMC that has been setting the stage for the next global financial crisis.

All while allowing the same bad practices to continue unabated and to, ultimately, pave the way for a collapse...

FOMC Meeting Minutes Today Another Rubber Stamp on Fed's Aimless Policy

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The U.S. Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes today (Wednesday) will have one thing working in its favor.

It will be able to carry on its aimless monetary policy with impunity. The lead dissenters have all but been silenced in 2015.

And from a credibility standpoint, that's going to help the Fed. But it's only going to continue to confuse markets...

Janet Yellen Just Gave "the Finest Verbal Judo in a Long Time"


Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen topped the news this week - but she didn't actually say anything...

And the markets went wild Wednesday trying to parse Yellen's remarks and the language of the latest FOMC meeting policy statement.

Yellen's word games mess with how markets are supposed to operate. It leaves investors guessing about what's ahead.

Here's some clarity...

After Fed Meeting Today, Make Money in These Three Assets

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The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting today (Wednesday) continued to fuel discussions about when the U.S. Federal Reserve is going to finally raise interest rates.

After all, labor market conditions have cleared up - at least by the Fed's metrics. The economy added 295,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate sits at an impressive 5.5%. But the other side of the Fed's dual mandate paints a grimmer picture. The U.S. is in deflation.

The real question is how to invest for deflation. Here's how...

Pre-Market Movers: American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) to Join S&P 500

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Good morning! Stock futures for Tuesday, March 17, forecasted a 52-point decrease from yesterday's close. The DJIA Index surged 228 points Monday, a day ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's (FOMC) second meeting of the year. Notable pre-market movers are American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL), Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI), and these...

The FOMC meeting today will focus on when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates.

Here's why AAL is one of today's pre-market movers, what else is happening in stock market news, and your "Money Morning Tip of the Day"...