What Every Investor Needs to Know Between Now and 2017
November 04, 2016 at 05:00 AM EDT
As expected, the U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers at this week's FOMC meeting voted to keep interest rates unchanged. Central bank rate policies and next week's U.S. presidential election are the two biggest influences on U.S. stock prices right now. Well, the FOMC held the line on rates this week, but they're widely expected to boost borrowing costs in December - thanks to indications the long-moribund U.S. economy is finally accelerating. Indeed, Fed Chair Janet C. Yellen said back in September that strength in the job ranks and a healthy surge in inflation would give policymakers the confidence to raise rates. This is a time when investors need nothing so much as a roadmap to where the market's going to actually go in the next weeks and months. Clarity, in other words... and there's precious little of that to be had from the traditional financial media. But of course, they don't have D.R. Barton, Jr. - a 26-year market veteran and pro trader - on their speed dials like I do... Tags: The Fed To get full access to all Money Morning content, click here About Money Morning: Money Morning gives you access to a team of ten market experts with more than 250 years of combined investing experience – for free . Our experts – who have appeared on FOXBusiness, CNBC, NPR, and BloombergTV – deliver daily investing tips and stock picks, provide analysis with actions to take, and answer your biggest market questions. Our goal is to help our millions of e-newsletter subscribers and Moneymorning.com visitors become smarter, more confident investors. Disclaimer: © 2016 Money Morning and Money Map Press. All Rights Reserved. Protected by copyright of the United States and international treaties. Any reproduction, copying, or redistribution (electronic or otherwise, including the world wide web), of content from this webpage, in whole or in part, is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of Money Morning. 16 W. Madison St. Baltimore, MD, 21201. The post What Every Investor Needs to Know Between Now and 2017 appeared first on Money Morning - We Make Investing Profitable .