US stock indices closed with a moderate increase in the background, which was due to the Fed's statement. Today, the US Federal Reserve signaled that moving toward a rate hike in the coming months, now that signs of economic decline, which appeared at the beginning of the year, weakening. However, the trajectory of rate hikes will probably be less steep than managers had expected before. In its forecasts about the prospects for interest rates 15 of 17 Fed officials said they expected to start raising short-term interest rates before the end of 2015. These projections show that managers tend to increase rates by 0.25 percentage points or 0.5 percentage points by December. This will raise the Fed's key rate to nearly zero, where it has been since December 2008.
Among the few macroeconomic news today is to provide data of the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) to increase the volume of construction in the euro area in April by 0.3% compared with the previous month, when the increase was 0.6%. In annual terms, the volume of construction remained unchanged after falling 1.9% in March. In the 28 EU countries, the volume of construction in the last month decreased by 0.3% compared with the previous month and rose by 1.3% - on an annualized basis.
Almost all components of the index DOW finished trading with an increase (22 of 30). Outsider shares in UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH, -1.67%). Most remaining shares rose The Procter & Gamble Company (PG, 1.21%).
Almost all sectors of the S & P index closed in positive territory. Most utilities sector grew ( 0.8%). Outsider is the financial sector (-0.1%).
At the close:
Dow 0.17% 17,935.14 30.66
Nasdaq 0.18% 5,064.88 9.33
S & P 0.20% 2,100.40 4.11