Stocks soar after the central bank says it wants more evidence of a strengthening economy before weaning markets slowly off massive injections of cash.
The central bank will announce its plans on bond buying on this afternoon. The question is how investors will react.
Once a big idea becomes part of the national dialogue, a veteran money manager says, it loses its force and fades. His conclusion: Stocks may well be lower in a year.
MSN Money's Anthony Mirhaydari explains the central bank's options given the mixed economic signals and how markets might react to its next move.
Some Republicans want to defund Obamacare -- or they'll close the government or force a default on US debt. That means a far more volatile stock market.
The central bank's decision on whether to trim its bond buying may dictate if the market has a good week. Oracle and FedEx earnings are on tap.
The metal falls $33 and is off 4.7% this month. But crude oil rises because oil traders are skeptical that a deal can be cut. Stocks end lower.
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