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Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser speaks at an Economics21 event in New York, in this file photo from March 25, 2011. Improved economic and labor market conditions suggest the U.S. central bank should set a fixed dollar amount on its current bond-buying program and end the program when that amount is reached, said Plosser November 18, 2013.
Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Charles Plosser speaks at an Economics21 event in New York, in this file photo from March 25, 2011. Improved economic and labor market conditions suggest the U.S. central bank should set a fixed dollar amount on its current bond-buying program and end the program when that amount is reached, said Plosser November 18, 2013.
(Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

Fed minutes could jolt complacent markets

All eyes will be on the Fed at 2pm. Markets continue to track the “will they or won’t they” tapering discussion, and recent speeches from Fed chairman-elect Janet Yellen, and current chairman Ben Bernanke, have sent stocks flying on expectations that quantitative easing will remain untouched well into next year.