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  • Major equity indexes trade in the positive territory on Wednesday.
  • S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary Index is up 0.5% after the opening bell.

On Wednesday, Wall Street’s main indexes opened near Tuesday’s closing levels in the absence of significant market drivers. As of writing, the S&P 500 was up 0.1% on the day at 4,1921, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was flat at 34,325 and the Nasdaq Composite was rising 0.25% at 13,691.

Among the 11 major S&P 500 sectors, the Consumer Discretionary Index is up 0.55% as the biggest daily percentage gainer after the opening bell. On the other hand, the defensive Healthcare and the Utilities indexes trade in the negative territory.

Reflecting the market’s indecisiveness, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), Wall Street’s fear gauge, is posting small losses at 18.6.

S&P 500 chart (daily)