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Why the Markets Aren't Moving So Close to a Fed Meeting

The next Fed meeting is in 11 days, and this time the markets are not all that volatile. Stocks are still near all-time highs, and almost nobody expects the Fed to raise rates in November.

Here's what you can do ahead of the meeting to prepare...

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New FOMC Meeting Minutes Released Today

The U.S. Federal Reserve released its FOMC meeting minutes today, and we've sifted through all of the most important details.

And we have more clues about when the next Fed rate hike is coming.

But here's what we know...


These 7 "Debt Bomb" Companies Are Set to Explode When Rates Rise

Corporate debt bombs – companies that have over-borrowed because of historically low interest rates – will be at a much greater risk of exploding when the Federal Reserve starts raising interest rates over the next couple of years.

These companies were OK as long as rates stayed low, but now the Fed is telegraphing its intent to raise rates to 1% next year and 2% in 2018.

And those Fed rate hikes will light the fuse on these seven corporate debt bombs...

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These Markets Are the Definition of Insanity – Here's Why… and What to Do Now

Central banks have deluded markets into believing they can generate economic prosperity, but not one of their policies has stimulated growth.

They're playing a dangerous game - and there's only one way to come out on top...

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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...