The Federal Reserve's decision that the U.S. economy isn't strong enough to allow the central bank to scale back its stimulus efforts was characterized as bittersweet at best by some financial advisors. "This is really about the message it sends, because for them not to start tapering of quantitative easing really sends the message that there must be some bad news in the economy that most people don't know about yet," said Tim Clift, chief investment strategist at Envestnet PMC.

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