With the Federal Reserve deciding that there would be no raise to the federal funds rate, as expected, US indices finished the day modestly higher, though the S&P 500 struggled to gain and the NYSE Composite finished in the red.
That was about all there was to the day, as investors took a break from the rabid pace set largely by President Trump's first ten days in office.
The next FOMC rate policy meeting isn't until March 14-15, though analysts and economists are still relatively certain that the Fed will continue to leave rates unchanged.
At The Close, Wednesday, February 1, 2016:
Dow: 19,890.94, +26.85 (0.14%)
NASDAQ: 5,642.65, +27.86 (0.50%)
S&P 500: 2,279.55, +0.68 (0.03%)
NYSE Composite: 11,207.24, -15.71 (-0.14%)