Stock Market Today: Dow Loses 532 Points as Goldman, Home Depot Slide

Fed Governor Christopher Waller said March's scheduled central bank gathering could be a "live meeting."

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The major indexes put some distance between one another Friday in a volatile finish to a wild week.

Two days after hearing the Federal Reserve's latest decisions on fiscal policy, Fed Governor Christopher Waller told the Forecasters Club of New York that by ending its bond-buying program sooner rather than later, the central bank is "providing flexibility for other adjustments to monetary policy, if needed, as early as spring." He also called March's scheduled Fed gathering a "live meeting," meaning it is one in which a rate-hike could be issued.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor, Kiplinger.com

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at Kiplinger.com. She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.