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  • Ron Napier, Head of Napier Investment Advisors, expects interest rates to stay low in the near term, but warns of increasing division among Fed members on the timeline for a rate hike.

  • This is the determining factor for Fed rate hike     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

    Vadim Zlotnikov, Chief Market Strategist and Co-Head of Multi-asset Solutions at AllianceBernstein, outlines the Fed's concerns with the U.S. labor market.

  • 'QE has done little for US recovery': Expert     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:36 PM ET

    A sense of malaise remains in the U.S. despite the end of the Fed's stimulus program, says Kenny Polcari, Director at O'Neil Securities. He adds that fiscal reforms are needed moving forward.

  • Was quantitative easing a gamechanger for US?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    Adolfo Laurenti, Deputy Chief Economist & Managing Director at Mesirow Financial, weighs the successes and failures of the Fed's quantitative easing program.

  • Hatzius: Rate hike (still) coming September 2015 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:51 PM ET
    Jan Hatzius, chief U.S. economist at Goldman Sachs, speaks during an interview in New York.

    When will the Fed move to raise rates? A widely followed economist said on "Closing Bell" it should happen in about a year.

  • Market pro: Leave Janet Yellen alone! Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:38 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference following a Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington.

    Changes in the Fed statement Wednesday sent Wall Street into a tizzy with Fed skeptics slamming Janet Yellen. One pro wasn't having it.

  • I think the Fed's wrong on inflation: Insana Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:32 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Ron Insana disagrees with the Fed's assessment on inflation. Here's why.

  • Here's what changed in new Fed statement Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building in Washington.

    This is a comparison of today's FOMC statement with the one issued after the Fed's previous policy-making meeting on September 17.

  • Post Fed: Euro plunges vs. US dollar     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    The euro is currently plunging in value versus the U.S. dollar. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses how this may influence Europe's view of QE.

  • Fed becoming hawks?     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:02 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reacts to the Fed's decision to end quantitative easing, and looks at how the FOMC now views labor markets and its guidance on "considerable time."

  • Fed Decision: FOMC ends QE     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the Federal Reserve has announced it will end its policy of quantitative easing saying there has been substantial improvement in the outlook to labor markets and there is no significant change in its interest rate policy.

  • QE3 by the numbers Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    The Fed ended QE3 on Wednesday, calling time on a program that once bought $85 billion a month in mortgage bonds and Treasurys.

  • R.I.P. QE: Fed shuts off the printing presses Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:34 PM ET
    A U.S. flag flies on top of the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

    The central bank had been buying Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities as part of a program that swelled its balance sheet past $4.5 trillion.

  • These 4 words from the Fed could be key for stocks Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Janet Yellen

    While Wall Street certainly expects the Fed to announce the historic final taper on Wednesday, the real action for investors may lie in the fine print.

  • End of QE as we know it? Fed turns eye to next phase Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:59 AM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    The Federal Reserve is expected to announce the end of its last round of quantitative easing, a move that markets have anticipated for nine months.

  • Santelli: Weak demand at 2-year not sale     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • 2-Year note sale yield: 0.425%     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on weak demand at the 2-year note sale. Yield comes in at 0.425 percent.

  • Market losing faith in the Fed     Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Finance Editor, Jeff Cox explains how the market and Fed are not on the same page and discusses its effect on the market's volatility.

  • First, Europe stress tests… Next, full QE? Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    A euro logo next to the headquarters of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt.

    Following Europe's bank stress tests, there are growing calls for the European Central bank to start a full-blown sovereign-bond-buying program.

  • Amid volatility, market wants 'considerable time' Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 3:18 PM ET
    Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

    Despite Ebola and overseas unrest, all eyes will be on the Fed this week in an attempt to determine how actively it plans to backstop the recovery.

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