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The Fed Ushers In the Return to Fundamentals

The outcome of the Fed's FOMC meeting on Wednesday sparked a downdraft in stock and bond markets worldwide. Since Tuesday, the S&P 500 (SNPINDEX: ^GSPC  ) and the narrower, price-weighted Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI  ) have both fallen around 3%. Meanwhile, volatility, as measured by the VIX Index (VOLATILITYINDICES: ^VIX  ) has shot up to its highest level year to date.

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