The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that it will extend its ban on share buybacks at the largest U.S. banks, although banks will still be allowed to pay out dividends.
Strategists tell Yahoo Finance the debates aren't the biggest concern among investors.
The stock market had a tough September, but it was able to finish the third quarter on a positive note. The Nasdaq Composite (NASDAQINDEX: ^IXIC) managed a gain of around 0.75%, bringing its gains for the past three months to about 11%. Strategic moves have played an increasingly important role in driving the market higher lately, and instrumental to today's gains was a partnership between Datadog (NASDAQ: DDOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT).