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The Fed

The Fed Dot Plot: Why It Matters to Every Investor Today

Another Fed dot plot is due at this week's FOMC meeting. Here's what the Fed dot plot is and how it works – and why Wall Street is always eager to see it…

Another Fed dot plot is due at this week's FOMC meeting.

As part of the Federal Reserve's official guidance on what members are thinking in regard to future interest rate hikes, the Fed dot plot can move markets. And that should have it on every investor's radar screen.

Here's how Wall Street looks at the Fed dot plot - and what it wants to see this week...

The Fed

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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The Fed

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...

The Fed

Why the Odds of a Fed Rate Hike in September Just Soared

The odds of a Fed rate hike in September are rising. In fact, a Fed rate hike is looking much more likely now after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she believes arguments for a rate increase have strengthened in recent months.

But whether or not the Fed actually raises rates, the central bank is having a dangerous impact on the markets right now.

Here's what investors need to do now...

Dow Jones

Dow Jones Industrial Average Today Slides as Fed Rate Hike Odds Increase

The Dow Jones Industrial Average today fell another 53 points today as investors continue to keep a close eye on the actions of the Federal Reserve in Jackson Hole.

Here's everything else that was moving markets today, and the top investing tips from our team of gurus...

The Fed

What Matters About the Federal Reserve Meeting in Jackson Hole

The U.S. Federal Reserve meeting in Jackson Hole kicks off this week. The annual meeting always tends to be a market-moving event.

All eyes and ears will be on Janet Yellen for clues on the next interest rate hike.

Today, we are sharing three ways to survive the Fed's destructive policies.

The Fed

The World's Two Most Legendary Traders Tipped Their Hand – Are You In?

These two legendary traders initiated massive bearish bets ahead of Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

This is no coincidence. Here's why - and how you can profit, too...

Retirement

How to Survive the Fed and Thrive into Retirement

The Fed's plan to pump markets to new highs has worked – at the cost of your savings.

But with these three steps, you can thrive your way into retirement...

The Fed

Here's When the Next Federal Reserve Interest Rate Hike Could Happen

FOMC minutes from the July 26-27 meeting suggested an interest rate increase is possible as early as September.

But with voting members decidedly divided, a Federal Reserve interest rate hike next month looks highly unlikely.

In fact, an interest rate increase this year is questionable at best...

The Fed

FOMC Meeting Minutes Released Today: What Investors Must Know Now

The July FOMC meeting minutes were released at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 17).

The minutes showed mixed opinions among Fed officials regarding a 2016 interest rate hike.

Here are the probabilities we'll actually see a rate increase this year...