This may not be the time to throw in the towel.
The interest rate spike slows money flow and make it more expensive for both businesses and consumers to borrow.
Markets on Thursday were focused more on economic reports than on Bernanke's comments to Congress.
Stocks rise for a fourth straight day in a rally that seems to have strength. The Street is making a bet the Fed won't raise rates too fast.
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.
Liquidity infusions are not what they appear to be, as actual and perceived liquidity can vary greatly.
Global markets drop as the yen carry trade collapses and ends the cheap-money dream.
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