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Markets React To Federal Reserve Policy Announcement

Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index options pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) following the Federal Open Market Committee meeting on September 18, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Federal Reserve policymakers unexpectedly voted today to continue its bond-buying stimulus program causing an immediate spike in the markets. The Fed also said it would keep short-term interest rates near zero. By Scott Olson/Getty Images.