Behind the rise in rates and the slide in stocks is the FT reporting Bernanke is likely to...

|By:, SA News Editor

Behind the rise in rates and the slide in stocks is the FT reporting Bernanke is likely to signal the Fed is close to tapering at his post-FOMC meeting press conference on Wednesday. Bernanke has a dual communication issue: To signal economic improvement is leading the Fed to taper, while at the same time reassuring markets the Fed remains and will remain extraordinarily accommodative. The Dow (DIA +0.3%) is up just 50 points now.