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A 'Sell the News' Reaction to the Fed Is Rare

James "Rev Shark" DePorre

The market is still highly sensitive to any news on China trade, but the focus on Wednesday will shift to the Fed. The Federal Open Market Committee will issue its interest rate decision and policy statement at 2 p.m. ET. The market is expecting confirmation of the dovish view that the Fed has embraced since the market low in December. Chairman Powell is expected to reiterate that the Fed will stay patient and not take any further action as it parses incoming economic data.