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Before Fed Announcement, Our Top 'What If' Taper Scenario Stories


Six of Minyanville's best stories about what might happen today, and how the market will respond.

Fed day is always big on Wall Street, but without question, today feels especially monumental.
We will see the increasingly controversial Ben Bernanke's final press conference after eight tumultuous years at the helm of the Fed -- a tenure that included the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.

Debates about his legacy will rage on for years, but for the near term, traders will be focusing on one simple question: Is it taper time?

And if so, is the stock market going to drop, or simply do what it has done in the face of every possible mishap in 2013 -- steamroll higher? For some insight, see our top stories on the taper question:

Jeff Saut: Fed Taper Will Likely Not Happen in 2014, and Notes on the 'One Percent'

Vince Foster: The Markets Are Not Ready for Rise in Short-Term Interest Rates

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