NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony fast approaching, markets continue to look for an edge in figuring out what the Fed will do next.
Trading on Tuesday signaled that investors believe Bernanke will reiterate his commitment to helping the economy, which is bullish for riskier assets.
Since late May, global markets have questioned central bank commitment to aiding economies, which led to heightened volatility. Any form of clarity on Wednesday over continuing bond purchases will settle traders and should boost equities and commodity-linked currencies.
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