The Dow Jones industrial average grew by 0.53%, high-tech NASDAQ – on 0,61%, the index of wide market S&P 500 by 0.55%.
MOSCOW, 18 Nov. U.S. stock indexes opened the trading environment growth in anticipation of the publication of minutes of the October meeting of Federal Committee on operations in open market FRS of the USA, as well as on the background of statistics on the number of new buildings in the country in October, according to AFP.
As at 18.13 GMT the Dow Jones industrial average grew by 0.53% to 17582,05 point, high-tech NASDAQ — on 0,61%, to 5016,52 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 by 0.55% to 2061,58 item.
Investors awaited the release later Wednesday of minutes from October meeting the fed, in the course of which the regulator has maintained the base rate at its lowest level, but it does not rule out the possibility first since 2006 its increase in December of the current year.
Earlier, the U.S. Department of Commerce has published data on the number of new houses in October, which decreased by 11% compared with September and amounted to 1.06 million. The September figure was revised downward to 1,191 million from 1,206 million homes. Analysts assumed that the number of new buildings in the U.S. in October fell 3.8% compared to September — up to 1.16 million.
The number of building permits in October increased by 4.1% to 1.15 million from the September index to 1,105 million. The indicator has completely coincided with expectations of analysts and has allowed investors to believe that the October market slowdown temporary.
“We are confident that the housing market will continue its recovery,” commented Reuters, Executive Vice President of residential lending at EverBank new York The wind (Tom Wind).