That means the U.S. central bank will continue buying $85 billion in debt each month and hold interest rates near zero.
Some say it's a sign that headwinds are blowing. Others argue that it's opening the door for serious inflation.
Jim Cramer, however, said if you're an investor there's one big takeaway from Wednesday's Fed meeting. That is, if Ben Bernanke is staying the course, you should too.
As a student of the Great Depression, Cramer thinks Ben Bernanke is all too aware of the missteps that could still be made – even years after the worst of the decline.
It's happened before.