NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Trading this week looks to be dominated by Syria and the Federal Reserve as investors await a U.S. monetary policy decision later this month.A gradual recovery is already priced into traders' minds, and now the pace of growth dominates investor sentiment. Until economic indicators begin to outperform mild expectations, as opposed to simply meeting them, the market will continue to rely on monetary stimulus for support. Meanwhile, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad went on record this past weekend to say that Syria hasn't used chemical attacks and that the West shouldn't interfere with Syrian issues. Further involvement from the U.S. and other Western powers would scare investors out of the market and be another excuse for a U.S. equity market correction. SPY). A more technical view of markets may give investors guidance as well. The 167 level on the chart stood as the major resistance point that pushed the market lower in May. More recently, it held as resistance in mid-August, causing the S&P 500 to break out lower out of its head-and-shoulders reversal pattern. Chinese data this week could stand as a catalyst for support or a push lower after a flurry of data was released from the U.S. last week.