As quantitative easing comes to an end, many economists fear the U.S. economy hasn't returned to full strength — and may not be able to.
Many factors contributed to the economic recovery, and the Fed's intervention is only one.
The Fed ended its unprecedented asset-purchasing program that has poured more than $4 trillion into the economy.
“The economy is growing consistently and at a faster pace than it was prior to QE3.”
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Monday ahead of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy announcement later this week.
U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet L. Yellen has said it could take a decade to bring the Fed's assets down to their historical level.
The Fed is expected to end its bond-buying program at its policy meeting next week despite concerns of a weaker global economy.
Some market professionals think the financial markets are using Europe as an excuse for recent volatility.
Global weakness and a strong dollar means the benchmark interest rate will remain unchanged longer than expected.
The doves remain in solid control of the U.S. central bank, meaning more cheap money for Wall Street, until at least next year.
The doves remain in solid control of the U.S. central bank, meaning more cheap money for Wall Street.
Investors will parse the central bank's words closely for any clues on the timing of the first U.S. rate hike in more than eight years.
The ECB president's monthly news conference will be under minute scrutiny on Thursday.
Tuesday's government report on the U.S. Consumer Price Index is this week's most important economic news.
Economists hope the Federal Reserve doesn't wait too long before it starts raising interest rates.
There are still 120,000 British WWI war bonds outstanding, paying 3.5 percent interest.