The biggest source of speculation at a Fed meeting — whether or not the board will decide to raise interest rates, which it has done only once since 2006 — is all but a foregone conclusion this time.
The bigger question is what the Federal Reserve will do in 2017, and how that will impact the markets, policymakers and ordinary investors under a Trump administration.
"There's less uncertainty than usual about this decision," said Joseph Gagnon, senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.
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Every one of the 120 economists polled by Reuters predicted an increase to the benchmark Federal funds rate will be announced Wednesday. With the surprising upset in the presidential election, the bigger question is what the Fed will do in 2017, and how that will impact the markets, policymakers and ordinary investors.