Wall Street closed with gains and the Dow Jones up 0.35 percent

Wall Street held gains today in the final stretch of the day and the Dow Jones, its main indicator, closed with an advance of 0.35%, while the S & P 500 stood at the gates of a new record.

The Dow, which brings together thirty of the country’s largest listed companies, rose 59.54 points to 16,979.13 points, and the S & P 500 advanced 0.25% (4.91 points) to 1986.51 points, slightly below the record high of 1987.98 which set July 24.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index, which listed some of the largest technology companies in the world, gave a slight 0.02% (-1.03 points) to be in the 4526.48 points.

Traders on Wall Street pulled the day without a clear direction after closing yesterday with the Nasdaq at levels not seen in fourteen years, the Dow Jones to overtake over 17,000 points and the S & P flirting with a record high .

The market attention was on the Federal Reserve, two hours before the close of the markets will publish the minutes of the meeting of July 30, the Federal Open Market Committee that sets monetary policy of the central bank.

The Fed discussed the possibility of a “faster than expected” monetary stimulus, including raising interest rates if economic improvement is consolidated, and still keep at exceptionally low levels of output between 0% and 0, 25%.

Earnings season continued with the rental company Hertz vehicles, which disappointed investors and its shares fell 3.9% after a day which came to plummet more than 12%.

Technological Hewlett-Packard closed down 1.01% and post-closing electronic trading its shares fell another 1.48% after announcing a 29% of its profits in the third quarter of its fiscal year 2014.

Unless the toilet, which was down 0.02% minimum, other sectors of Wall Street ended with progress, including industrial noted (0.52%), the raw material (0.45%), financial (0.08%) or technological (0.03%).

Over two-thirds of the thirty Dow values ​​recorded gains, led by Home Depot (2.86%), Boeing (1.41%), General Electric (1.19%), United Technologies (1.06%), Merck (0.97%), 3M (0.84%) or Visa (0.56%). Across the table declines leading technology giant Microsoft (-0.84%), ahead of Disney (-0.28%), McDonald’s (-0.28%), Pfizer (-0.17%) , Chevron (-0.11%), DuPont (-0.11%), UnitedHealth (-0.05%) and Coca-Cola (-0.02%).

In other markets, the Texas oil rose to $ 96.4 a barrel, gold slipped to $ 1,291.7 an ounce, the return on ten-year government bond rose to 2.428% and the dollar rose against the euro, it was trading at $ 1.326.