U.S. exchanges fell despite the preservation of the key rate and optimistic message of the Fed
The main U.S. stock indexes closed on Wednesday in red zone. The Dow Jones lost 0.48%, the S&P 500 lost 0.082%, the NASDAQ lost 0,28%. The outcome of the Fed meeting had some positive influence during the trades (in particular, after the publication of the results the S&P 500 showed a slight increase and NASDAQ slowed its fall), but failed to keep the indices in the green. The regulator, continuing its ultra-soft policy, this time left the interest rate unchanged (0 - 0.25%), as it became known on Wednesday. The decision coincided with the expectations of market participants. Also The Fed said it will continue to buy assets, planning to to allocate at least $120 billion a month for this purpose. The purpose of these measures is to to achieve significant progress towards the target levels of employment and inflation; as for the latter, the Fed is now addressing the problem of its of the latter, the Fed is now tackling the task of containing it. The regulator's next meeting will be held on June 15 and 16.