The Dow Jones industrial Index fell by 107 points in the first minutes of trading, the S&P 500 lost 17.25 points, the NASDAQ electronic exchange index fell by 77.5 points.

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange opened on Thursday with a decline in key indices against the backdrop of the Federal Reserve’s forecast that inflation in the United States will remain high until the middle of the year.

The Dow Jones industrial Average fell by 107 points (0.31%) to 33,952 points in the first minutes of trading. The S&P 500 index lost 17.25 points (0.4%), falling to the level of 4,340.75 points. The NASDAQ electronic exchange index fell by 77.5 points (0.56%) to 13,875.50 points.

According to experts, the negative dynamics after two days of price growth is associated with the published forecasts of the US authorities on the growth of inflation, as well as an increase in the base interest rate to combat it, which is perceived by investors as an aggressive measure. “We are still digesting the Fed’s decision, it was tougher than we expected,” the Wall Street Journal quoted Esty Dwek, responsible for investments in Flow Bank, as saying.

The price of futures for WTI crude oil with deliveries in April increased by $ 6.51 (6.85%), to $ 101.25 per barrel.