World markets moved to strengthening on Wednesday, and the dollar continued to decline after the US financial regulator – the Federal Reserve weakened the market expectations of higher interest rates in the US, and investors focused on optimistic reports on corporate profits. At the Fed, officials unanimously voted to leave interest rates unchanged and signaled that the central bank could begin to cut its balance sheet “relatively soon.” But changes in the Fed’s statement indicated that politicians are more concerned about the recent slowdown in inflation. The pan-European Stoxx 600 rose 0.1% in early trading, led by the high-tech sector. Europe continues the positive trend formed in the Asian markets. US stock indexes rose to new historical highs after investors found a positive in the July Fed report, companies’ profits continue to grow, and corporate earnings are better than Wall Street expected. According to Thomson Reuters, of the more than a third of the S & P 500 companies that reported results on Wednesday, 78% exceeded the estimates. Investors see an estimated 47% chance of a rate hike by the end of the year, according to the Fed futures tracked by the CME Group. The US Dollar Index ICE, which tracks the dollar against a basket of other currencies, was down 0.2%. In Asia, the Nikkei Average Average rose 0.2%, while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong rose 0.8% with a 2-year high. In the commodity markets, oil prices fell, and Brent crude fell by 0.3% to $ 50.95 per barrel. The gold market continued its growth; yesterday, the yellow metal strengthened to the level of 1264.