The market held its breath for much of the day today, waiting for the Federal Reserve to conclude its regularly scheduled full committee meeting. The meeting will be the first for Janet Yellen in her role as Federal Reserve chief. In this segment from Wednesday's Investor Beat, host Alison Southwick and Motley Fool analysts Bill Barker and Matt Argersinger look at what topics will dominate the press conference, and they also remind investors that while macro events such as the decisions of the Fed can have strange and unpredictable impacts on the market as a whole, Foolish individual investors focus on buying great companies, holding for the long run, and tuning out the noise.

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