All eyes will be on the Federal Reserve this week as they kick off their two-day meeting on Tuesday, which will then be followed up by Jerome Powell’s press conference on Wednesday. Investors will look for insight into the Fed’s policy path, balance sheet tapering, and the health of the U.S. economy. Investors continue to believe the Fed will halt rates in 2019, with the possibility that they may cut rates. I expect the word “patient” to be used often as they lay out their plan for rate hikes. I think it is important for the Fed to remain dovish, but not set off any recession alarms when discussing the health of the economy, which they have done a good job of to date. Read more from Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap and subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox each week!