U.S. stock exchanges closed mostly in the negative

The main U.S. stock indices ended Monday's trading mostly in the red, breaking the positive dynamics of the previous week. By the end of the day Dow Jones fell by 0.34%, S&P 500 - by 0.08%, NASDAQ grew by 0.63%. Over the previous week they added 1.46%, 1.45% and 0.98% respectively.

On Thursday market participants are waiting for the release of the inflation data in the United States for December. According to analysts' forecasts, it slowed down to 6.5%. On Friday, the leading U.S. banks will release financial statements for the past year. According to Winslow Capital portfolio manager Patrick Burton, voiced in an interview with Bloomberg, investors will be more critical in assessing corporate results given the current economic situation.

On January 31, the Federal Reserve is expected to start its two-day meeting, which will result in an interest rate decision. Most analysts surveyed by CME Group (about 77%) believe the regulator will slow its step-up to 25 basis points, bringing it to 4.5% to 4.75%, Prime reported.