Janet Yellen, chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
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By Taylor Tepper
December 16, 2015

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. There’s no telling exactly how the markets will react, but if the past year in Fed announcements is any indication, investors should brace themselves for a bumpy ride ahead. Here’s what the Fed said throughout 2015, and how the markets responded.

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