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The Fed gets the most grief over this one chart

Janet Yellen
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In the Fed's release Wednesday there will be one chart that has the power to rock the markets — though it probably will not.

That's the Fed's interest rate forecast, commonly known as the "dot plot."

The chart shows the anonymous interest rate forecasts of Fed officials, and it's used by the market to determine where the central bank believes rates are going, including its longer-term neutral rate.