The following video is from Wednesday's Investor Beat, in which host Alison Southwick, and Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger, dissect the hardest-hitting investing stories of the day.

Minutes from the Fed's July meeting came out Wednesday, and no one knows what to think about it -- let alone the market, as fears of stimulus tapering grow. In today's lead story from Investor Beat, Matt and Jason explain why individual investors should embrace the taper as an opportunity to buy some great companies at a discount.