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All Eyes On The Fed Today

Stocks closed modestly higher yesterday, but well off their best levels of the day.

Word that the U.S. and China are planning trade talks in January was welcome news and lifted shares.

But uncertainty surrounding this afternoon's FOMC Meeting Announcement and whether the Fed will raise interest rates or not is causing a bit of anxiety.

Most are expecting another 25 basis point hike. But Fed Chair Powell, in recent weeks, has softened his outlook on the pace of hikes. So there's definitely some uncertainty there.

Quite frankly, the market's response could go either way, whatever they do. And you could read both good and bad into raising and not raising. So it will be interesting to see what the Fed does AND says in the language of their announcement, their forecast, and their press conference.

There's also plenty of anxiety surrounding the potential government shutdown come Friday, 12/21, if there's no budget agreement.

Looks like the market will remain on pins and needles for the rest of the week.

But a little bit of good news would go a long way.

See you tomorrow,

Kevin Matras

Executive Vice President, Zacks Investment Research


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