MSN Money's Anthony Mirhaydari explains the market's recent swings and what investors need to keep watching closely.
Stocks slump for a 2nd day after Fed Chairman Bernanke outlines a process that could end quantitative easing. Here are five key numbers that will tell you how bad the sell-off might get.
A harrowing global market sell-off has been unleashed as policymakers start tightening liquidity.
Stocks sag as the Fed chairman says a stronger economy may let the central bank start to end its bond-buying program late this year. But Bernanke sees low rates lasting into 2015.
The Dow jumps nearly 140 points ahead of a big Federal Reserve decision on interest rates. Crude oil closes above $98.
This deterioration suggests the stock market could be vulnerable in the second half of the year.
The Dow jumps 109 points after rising as many as 191. Oil-price jitters and rising rates trim gains. Those factors and the Fed may weigh on markets Tuesday.
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