September 20, 2017 — The markets are quiet ahead of tomorrow’s Fed announcement. - Simpler Stocks

The major indexes all were up marginally today. Elsewhere, there were a few economic news items released this morning. The housing starts came in at an annualized rate of 1.18 million units during the month of August. This reading, while slightly lower than the July figure, was a bit better than had been anticipated. Tomorrow, the existing home sales for the month of August are due to be released. Also, in the afternoon, the FOMC will conclude its two-day meeting with an interest-rate decision and some prepared remarks from Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen.