On Wednesday, U.S. stock indexes experienced an increase as the market eagerly anticipates the Federal Reserve's impending interest-rate decision. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) witnessed a 92-point surge, marking a 0.3% growth and reaching 34,601 points. In parallel, the S&P 500 (SPX) and the Nasdaq Composite (COMP) also observed growth, with increases of 0.2% and 0.1% respectively.
In the financial world, all eyes are on the Federal Reserve's upcoming decisions and remarks from its Chair, Jerome Powell. The U.S. central bank is predicted to maintain its benchmark interest rates at their existing level when it reveals its decision at 2 p.m. ET.
However, investors' attention extends beyond the immediate decision; they are also searching for any signs of future policy directions. Specifically, investors will be scrutinizing the summary of economic projections and Powell's press conference to determine whether policymakers are considering another rate hike before 2023 concludes.
Alongside interest rate anticipation, investors continue to monitor oil prices, which persist in showing fluctuations.
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