When the Fed finally raises interest rates, firms focused on consumer discretionary goods, finance and tech could be set for gains.
If interest rates rise, even slightly, they could send home prices -- and home values -- lower, simply by reducing the ability of buyers to pay for a home.
Fed officials acknowledged risks to the economy in March's meeting but remained confident enough in the recovery to continue a planned rate hike this year.
Stocks rose Monday as expectations that the Fed will postpone any interest rate increases offset concerns about Friday's surprisingly weak jobs report.
More research is needed to understand what policies allow people to move up the economic ladder and what holds them back, Fed Chair Janet Yellen says.
Ben Bernanke, who spent eight years as the head of the nation's central bank carefully watching his every comment, is getting a new title - blogger.
Stocks rose modestly Friday and major indexes snapped a four-day losing streak after news of merger talks among chipmakers lifted the technology sector.
An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve may be warranted later this year, with a gradual path expected to follow, the central bank's chief says.
The day will come when the Fed nudges its benchmark lending rate from next to zero to something slightly higher. Here's what may happen next.
All 10 S&P sectors rise as the Federal Reserve removes the word patient from its language on when to raise interest rates.
The Federal Reserve moved a step closer Wednesday to a much anticipated first rate hike since 2006 by removing the word patient from its language.
The Dow and S&P 500 fell Tuesday as commodity-related shares declined and nervousness increased ahead of a Fed statement, while the Nasdaq edged higher.
Just as the Federal Reserve seems to be inching toward an interest rate hike because of the strengthening job market, its task is getting more complicated.
U.S. stocks rallied Monday as the dollar eased back from its recent rally and worries softened about the timing of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
Surrounding this week's Fed policy meeting is the expectation that it will no longer use 'patient' to describe its stance on raising interest rates.
Stocks dropped Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest decline in two months, on strengthening views the Federal Reserve may raise rates as early as June.
Stocks closed lower Wednesday for the second day in a row, as investors stepped back after a recent rally. Health care stocks were the only bright spot.
The Fed says the economy was growing at a moderate pace through mid-February despite severe winter storms that had disrupted activity in some regions.
Great deals on balance transfers and low-interest credit cards will evaporate once the Federal Reserve raises rates.
Stocks ended higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 closing at record levels following testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Capitol Hill.
The economy is making steady progress, but the Fed remains patient in raising interest rates, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen tells Congress.
Stocks ended nearly flat Wednesday, with word that Fed officials last month expressed concern about raising interest rates too soon limiting the decline.
Federal Reserve policymakers expressed concern last month that raising interest rates too soon could pour cold water on the U.S. economic recovery.
The Federal Reserve is reiterating that it will be patient in raising rates from record lows but is signaling concern about excessively low inflation.
Consumer prices recorded their biggest decline in six years in December and underlying inflation pressures were benign, a government report shows.
The economy was growing at a moderate pace in December and early January, helped by gains in sales of consumer products, a boost in tourism and more.
Stocks rebound from five straight sessions of losses after strong private sector jobs data and minutes from the Fed's recent meeting reassure investors.
The S&P 500 closed out its biggest two-day advance since November 2011 on Thursday, extending a Federal Reserve-fueled rally from the previous session.
Stocks edged lower Wednesday as minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting gave investors few new clues as to when U.S. interest rates may rise.