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.
It's time for a Fed peacemaker, not a rabble-rouser.
US markets are set to soar at the open after the former Treasury Secretary withdrew his name from consideration for the top job at the Federal Reserve.
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.
If Federal Reserve forecasts point toward full employment and price stability, policymakers at the upcoming FOMC meeting will have a hard time getting Wall Street to reconcile that outlook with a 1% Fed funds rate.
This might be the month of reckoning for failed central bank money-printing policies. Mounting evidence suggests that markets are starting to notice that the Fed is trapped.
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