Goldman says buy these quality stocks as Fed uncertainty potentially roils markets

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Brendan McDermid | Reuters

The Federal Reserve is moving closer to tapering its massive asset purchases to support the economy, posing a risk to the stock market at record highs. Goldman Sachs said investors should focus on high-quality companies with strong balance sheets until there is more certainty on the central bank's next move.