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See how September's dot plot for federal-funds rate targets compared to that of June.
The last time the Fed raised the key federal funds rate was in June 2006.
Markets are overthinking interest rates, and central bankers need to get the hike over with, former Dallas Fed President Robert McTeer said.
Even if the Fed doesn't hike rates now, it will soon and portfolios should be adjusted, investment pros say.
T. Rowe Price Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Brian Rogers tells CNBC he has a "sneaking suspicion" policymakers may pull the trigger.
"We have to work not just on prevention, but on response and recovery," a CEO said.
The "Fast Money" traders reveal which areas they're watching with the Fed decision less than a day away.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Wednesday: Oracle, Apogee, Herman Miller & more.
With the September Fed meeting soon to be out of the way, Wall Street's attention could turn to Congress' debate over the budget and debt ceiling.
There's one very good reason the Federal Reserve won't vote to raise interest rates: History.
Trader Jack Bouroudjian says it's time for the Fed to launch rates—but he makes the case for a "one and done" approach.
Tuesday's rally could likely be attributed to traders front-running a well-known Wall Street phenomenon: the "Pre-FOMC Announcement Drift.”
The Fed should increase interest rates now as a defensive move against a possible world economic drag next year, market watcher David Darst says.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Fourteen percent of financial services professionals have never experienced a Fed rate hike, according to data from eVestment.
Markets need more guidance on the Federal Reserve's path of rate tightening, Pimco's Richard Clarida said.
"There's going to be a recession when central bank policy reverses. It's inevitable," Peter Boockvar of The Lindsey Group said Tuesday.
The stock market selloff was seen as one reason for the Fed to hold off on a rate hike, but the market is rallying back.
Shares of some banks are poised to rally regardless of the Fed's rate decision on Thursday, CNBC "Fast Money" traders said.
Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Tuesday: Starz, United Natural, Sirona & more.