Major US equity indices fell in opening wednesday, in view of the release of the minutes of the December meeting of the Federal Reserve, with technology stocks hit by a rise in US Treasury yields.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average started the session trading in Wall Street Stock Exchange in drop of 77.05 points, or 0.21%, to 36,722.60 points.
The benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 5.55 points, or 0.12%, to 4787.99 points, while the Nasdaq Composite Index fell 75.56 points, or 0.48%, to 15,547.16 points.
The US dollar traded below the highest level in two weeks on Wednesday as traders awaited the release of the minutes of the US Federal Reserve meeting in December amid expectations of an interest rate hike as early as March, which kept the yen near its lowest levels in 5 years.
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