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Look Ahead: Will they or won't they?

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Will they or won't they?

The taper question is certain to dominate markets again on Tuesday, as the Federal Open Market Committee begins its two-day policy meeting. Given virtually all market strategists believe it's not a matter of if, but when, the ongoing debate is largely one of timing, with virtually all in agreement that the Fed will make a move between December and March.

What the market wants, and how it will react, is harder to predict, especially given Wall Street's response to economic reports has been inconsistent of late.

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