Market Snapshot: Dow bucks trend to rise as broader market slides ahead of policy statement

The Dow Jones Industrial Average remained in positive territory Thursday as stocks traded mostly lower ahead of a monetary-policy statement from the Federal Reserve, which could offer fresh clues on the pace of rate increases.

How are benchmarks performing?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.01% gained 35 points, or 0.1%, to 26,21, while the S&P 500 SPX, -0.35% shed 5 points, or 0.2%, to 2,808 and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.67% fell 35 points, or 0.5%, to 7,534.

On Wednesday, all three indexes ended the session just shy of their intraday highs and booked their best daily gains in weeks.

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