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After months of speculations, the Fed finally answered investors’ lingering questions – though perhaps not to Wall Street’s expectations. At the highly anticipated FOMC meeting, the Fed decided that it will continue its $85 billion-per-month bond-buying program for now, but indicated that a tapering could come later this year. In his press conference, Fed Chairman Bernanke also gave somewhat of a cheery outlook for the U.S. economy, noting improving labor market conditions despite a relatively high unemployment rate . 

Below, we highlight seven insightful articles circulating around the financial space this week:

  1. Using dividend ETFs to “Bernanke-Proof” your portfolio (Street Authority)
  2. Another crisis up ahead? Roubini and Bremmer think so (Institutional Investor)
  3. The real reason nuclear energy is struggling (Quartz)
  4. Caution: 5 of the 7 largest ETFs are under performing in 2013 (Kimble Charting Solutions)
  5. No Fed taper? No problem. There are bigger surprises up ahead (Real Clear Markets)
  6. Historical patterns show gold could drop to as low as $900 an ounce (Bull Market Thinking)
  7. China faces daunting challenges up ahead (Mauldin Economics)
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