Investors largely expected the FOMC to cut rates by a quarter point.The Fedread more
The interest on excess reserves now stands at 1.8%, a 30 basis point cut compared with the 25 basis point reduction for the benchmark funds rate.The Fedread more
The decision to cut rates followed a monthslong pressure campaign by Trump, who often criticized Chairman Jerome Powell by name as he called for lower interest rates.Politicsread more
Stocks traded lower on Wednesday as traders digested the Federal Reserve's latest decision on U.S. monetary policy.US Marketsread more
The Federal Reserve dialed up its growth expectations slightly while keeping its inflation projection unchanged.Marketsread more
This is a comparison of Wednesday's FOMC statement with the one issued on July 31 after the Fed's previous policymaking meeting.The Fedread more
Ahead of the Fed's 2 p.m. announcement, many economists were forecasting one further cut in 2019, but some investors were hoping for two more this year.The Fedread more
The Fed has become increasingly divided, with three officials voting against the Fed's quarter-point cut to the fed funds target rate range.Market Insiderread more
For consumers, lower rates do mean cheaper loans, which can impact your mortgage, home equity loan, credit card, student loan tab and car payment. n the flip side, you'll earn...Personal Financeread more
Gold edged lower on Wednesday but held about the key $1,500 per ounce level after the U.S. Federal Reserve decided to cut interest rates.Futures & Commoditiesread more
The "Fast Money" traders shared their first moves for the market open.
Pete Najarian was a buyer of Petroleo Brasileiro SA.
Dan Nathan was as seller of the SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF.
Karen Finerman was a buyer of Foot Locker.
Guy Adami was a buyer of Express Scripts.
Trader disclosure: On October 25, 2016, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC's "Fast Money" were owned by the "Fast Money" traders: Pete Najarian is long AAPL, BAC, DIS, DISCA, GE, KMI, KMI.A, KO, LUX, MRK, p, PEP, PFE CALLS: ABT, AMD, ATVI, BABA, BAC, BBY, CNX, COP, CS, DISH, ECA, ETP, gm, GRPN, GS, INTC, JBLU, JCP, KGC, LLY, LOW, M, MOS, MRO, MRVL, MT, MUR, NAV, NBR, PBR, RIO, SBUX, TTS, TV, TWTR, VRX, WFT, WLL, X, XLF. Puts: TWTR. Karen Finerman is long AAL, BAC, C, DAL, long DB calls, FB, FL, GOGO, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, LYV, KORS, KORS calls, KORS puts, M, MA, SEDG, SPY puts, UAL, URI, WIFI long call spreads. Her firm is long ANTM, AAPL, BAC, C, C calls, FB, GOOG, GOOGL, JPM, JPM calls, KORS, LYV, M, MOH, PLCE, SPY puts, URI, WIFI, her firm is short IWM, MDY. Karen Finerman is on the board of GrafTech International .Dan Nathan is long TWTR, XHB Jan put spread, XLU Dec call Spread, XLK Jan Put spread, XRT Jan put spread, PG Dec put spread, EEM Nov put spread. Guy Adami is long CELG, EXAS, GDX, INTC, Guy Adami's wife, Linda Snow, works at Merck.