At 2 p.m. Eastern today, the central bank released its statement, noting that it's "closely monitoring" the global economy and financial developments and that it will assess the balance of risks in the future, CNBC.com reports.
"One of the reasons for not hiking, I think, is that they didn't want to continue to increase the strength of the dollar, which would reverberate back into the United States," said Bill Gross, manager of the Janus Global Unconstrained Bond Fund.
The U.S. dollar weakened, trading 0.4% lower against a basket of foreign currencies.
Gold for February delivery is gaining 0.22% to $1,122.70 per ounce on the COMEX this afternoon.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a Sell rating on the stock with a letter grade of D.
The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself.
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