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Federal Reserve Board Chairwoman Janet Yellen speaks during a news conference after the Fed releases its monetary policy decisions in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2017.

Wall Street needs to start worrying about a key change in Fed policy

The Fed's plan to shrink its balance sheet gradually may have greater market impact than expected.
A trader reacting to the wacky, wild September jobs report.

The ‘mother of all causes’ for the record-setting stock market is also everyone’s biggest fear

The stock market's record-setting rally has been driven by unprecedented monetary stimulus. Now we enter a crucial period to see how it will fare without it.

The Fed seems to have given up on a controversial but potent tool it may need to use again soon

The Federal Reserve seems to be setting aside bond buys as an emergency tool, but chances they will have to be employed before long.

Fed to unwind financial-crisis emergency measures and begin shrinking its $4.5 trillion balance sheet in October

As it responded to the economic slowdown, which began in 2008, the Federal Reserve acquired Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities to lower borrowing costs.

The Fed is getting ready for its ‘biggest meeting of the year’

The central bank is widely expected to announce the start of a reduction in its $4.4 trillion balance sheet at the conclusion of its meeting on Wednesday.

The looming reversal of an emergency Fed policy could put a major dent in Trump’s budget

The Federal Reserve's looming decision to start decreasing its balance sheet has negative implications for Trump's budget.

The Fed’s plan to start shrinking its balance sheet could have unforeseen consequences

Uncertainty around the timing and pace of the winding down could hurt credit markets.

There’s one thing the Fed could do to prove its critics wrong

At this week’s meeting, the Federal Reserve could announce the timing of its plans to begin reducing its $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

The Fed’s plan to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet leaves open 2 crucial issues

The Federal Reserve says it is being transparent on plans to reduce its balance sheet, but markets have plenty of questions.

This illuminating chart shows the Fed’s $4.5 trillion balance sheet isn’t all that massive

There's nothing like a really good chart to put numbers so large they seem unfathomable into more tenable perspective.