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5 Stocks That Don’t Care What Bernanke Says

Tapering? For these five stocks, Ben's latest comments induced a big, fat 'whatever'

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5 Reasons Traders Should Love BernankeIs any investment safe from traders’ twitchy trigger fingers and every incremental utterance from the Federal Reserve?

Pretty much every market you can name sold off sharply in wake of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke setting some parameters for ratcheting back on the central bank’s bond-buying program.

Indeed, markets have become so dependent on the rush of quantitative easing that every time Bernanke delivers a speech, gives testimony or holds a press conference, stocks are on tenterhooks, ready to rip higher or gap lower if the Fed chief so much as burps.

Although you can’t escape the broad moves in equities unleashed by traders’ sweaty Fed anxiety, there are some stocks that could either ultimately benefit from some monetary tightening, aren’t especially sensitive to it — or just have much bigger problems to deal with.

What that in mind, here are five stocks that you shouldn’t have to worry about every time Ben Bernanke opens his mouth:

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