Bernanke simply kicked the can down the road. With his Fed-speak behind us, it's time to focus again on individual stocks, leaving others to pontificate on the big picture.
I hate being part of the consensus, but right now the view that the market will go flat before finding a bottom seems like the most realistic one.
Real-estate securities yield as much as 19% at a time when equities are about to lose some of the Fed's support.
One investor says the pieces are in place for the market to go sky high.
The central bank and the people who run it may not not perfect, but that doesn't mean they're evil.
People across the country are worried and financially exhausted, and while many have no idea what the Fed chief does, they trust him more than either political party.
With last week's downgrade of the outlook for US debt, it's time the Fed came clean about interest rates and Treasury bond buying.
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