The central bank will continue to buy bonds to keep interest rates low because it says the economy still needs help. Economic growth in 2013 may be slower expected.
This REIT's health care properties provide investors with long-term growth and income.
The Dow finishes is up 121% from its March 2009 low after rising 50 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq have had even better performances.
The blue chips come within 16 points of their closing high before profit-taking sets in. The DJIA is up about 116% since its March 2009 bottom. Their recovery has been led by American Express, Caterpillar and Home Depot.
While the market is holding on to healthy gains so far this year, there are big headwinds that are worth watching, including political squabbling and rising gas prices.
Here's where mortgage rates could go and when, and what you need to know if you're buying, selling or refinancing.
2013 will be a good year for stocks, and particularly strong for gold and silver.
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