U.S. Markets React As Bernanke Makes Policy Announcement


Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index... News PhotoBusiness,Chicago - Illinois,Chicago Board Options Exchange,Corporate Business,Federal Open Market Committee,Finance,Following,Giving,Horizontal,Illinois,Meeting,Standard & Poor's,Stock Market Data,Stock Market and Exchange,Trader,Trading,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesCHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 12: 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 December 12, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Fed announced today that they expect to keep a key short-term interest rates at or near zero percent as long as the unemployment rate remains above 6.5 percent. William Brodsky, Chairman and CEO of the CBOE, said that he will step down as CEO following the 2013 Annual Meeting. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)