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  • Rick Rieder, BlackRock Fixed Income CIO, discusses his thoughts on the Fed's decision to continue its current bond buying program at $85 billion.

  • No taper! Did Bernanke fool the Street? Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:44 PM ET
    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, speaking at a news conference, is seen on a TV screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The trading community was convinced the Federal Reserve would announce a taper today.

  • Reacting to the Fed's decision     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Advantage Funds; Ken Fisher, Fisher Investments; Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli discuss their reactions and the decision's effect on markets.

  • Bernanke: No calendar to taper asset purchases     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:43 PM ET

    Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions following the announcement from the Federal Reserve to keep its bond buying program intact. They will continue to buy $85 billion in bonds per month. Bernanke says the Fed will continue "looking at overall improvement in the labor market" He also explains that most of the jobless rate drop in the past year is due to job creation.

  • Ben Bernanke: Not taper time     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:30 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve has announced it will keep its bond buying program intact and will continue to buy $85 billion in bonds per month. Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke, says "the downside risks to growth have been erased; economic data does not yet warrant reducing asset purchases."

  • 'Handoff from Bernanke Fed to Yellen Fed'     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:16 PM ET

    Pimco's founder discusses Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's motivations and forward guidance.

  • Twitter reacts to the taper Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:13 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve was poised to announce its first move to taper its $85 billion in monthly bond buying when its two-day meeting ended Wednesday.

  • How today's Fed statement compares to previous one Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:07 PM ET

    This document compares the Federal Reserve's FOMC statement issued September 18 to the previous statement on July 31.

  • No tapering announced by Fed     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:01 PM ET

    The Federal Reserve has announced it will keep its bond buying program intact and will continue to buy $85 billion in bonds per month. David Kelly, J.P. Morgan Funds; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ken Volpert, Vanguard; Russ Koesterich, Blackrock; and CNBC's Steve Liesman weigh in. And CNBC's Bob Pisani and Rick Santelli report the impact of no tapering on the markets.

  • Full text: Federal Reserve's FOMC statement Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    This is the complete text of the Federal Reserve's statement released after its monetary policy-making meeting held on September 17-18.

  • Fed keeps bond-buying program intact     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports that the central bank will continue to buy $85 billion in bonds each month.

  • Fed decision imminent     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:55 PM ET

    Awaiting the Fed statement, David Kelly, J.P. Morgan Funds; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Ken Volpert, Vanguard; and Russ Koesterich, Blackrock discuss what is expected from the Federal Reserve.

  • Santelli's Midday Bond Report     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:30 PM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses bond prices and yields.

  • The Ultimate Federal Reserve QE Taper Live Blog Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:49 PM ET

    Everything you need to know about the Fed's big Taper announcement.

  • Gold settles at $1,307, surges after Fed statement Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 3:23 PM ET

    Gold soared around 3 percent on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace for now.

  • Experts forecast cautious trading     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:32 PM ET

    The Fed is expected to announce its plan of scaling back its bond purchases. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Seema Mody dig into the latest trading action.

  • What does the market want from the Fed? Michael Feroli, JPMorgan chief U.S. economist, thinks the Fed will reduce its bond buying by about a $10 billion reduction in Treasury purchases, and $5 billion reduction in mortgage purchases.

  • The Fed's impact on housing     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 1:04 PM ET

    How much does the Fed's decision on its timing of the taper matter to housing and mortgage rates? CNBC's Dominic Chu and Diana Olick look at stocks to buy and avoid.

  • Market's moment of truth     Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 12:00 PM ET

    Awaiting the Fed's decision, the "Fast Money" traders and David Bianco, Deutsche Bank, discuss what a possible taper would mean for the market's rally. And CNBC's John Harwood explains why the chance of a government shutdown is greater than ever.

  • It's Fed Day: Here's what to watch for Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    As we tick down the hours to the Federal Reserve's policy statement, here's a quick tour through current policy with an eye to what might change.

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