US stock market: S&P 500, Dow close lower after Fed holds rates steady, warns of higher for longer

The updated projections see the Fed funds target rate edging down to 5.1% by the end of next year, and to 3.9% by the end of 2025. Since the Fed began tightening in March, core inflation has cooled. But its slow descent toward the central bank’s 2% target has been slow and uneven. The SEP forecasts inflation to drop to 3.3% by year-end, and to approach the central bank’s average annual 2% target.

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