While consumers remain nervous, the corporate sector is gearing up for increased spending.
A Fed-fueled rebound in bond prices is setting the stage for the first sustained decline in rates since March.
A shell-shocked Wall Street responds to no taper from the Fed. Barclays calls for a 5% stock market rally by year end.
The Federal Reserve, spooked by the looming budget fight and modest job gains, holds off on tapering its money pumping stimulus.
All eyes are on the Federal Reserve's taper decision. The market is already preparing for chaos.
A drop in consumer sentiment illustrates the divide between recent gains for the corporate sector and the stalling of the housing and job markets.
With global manufacturing rebounding, material and energy stocks left for dead since 2011 are making a comeback.
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