The Dax reached another record high in the middle of the week. With 18,044 points, this is just above the previous record from last Thursday. For the first time on Wednesday, the leading German index was above the round number of 18,000 points at the end of trading with an increase of 0.15 percent at 18,015.13 points.

The daily winners in the Dax were the shares of the chemical company BASF with an increase of two and a half percent according to positive analyst assessments.

The MDax of medium-sized stock exchange companies closed trading with an increase of 0.07 percent to 26,264.30 points. Overall, investors didn’t want to go too far ahead of the Fed’s interest rate decision in the evening.

The Fed is unlikely to change key interest rates yet. However, investors are hoping for indications as to when the first reduction can be expected and, above all, how much the central bankers will increase interest rates over the course of the year. Financial markets continue to expect that the Fed could cut interest rates in June. However, doubts about this have recently grown. After all, inflation in prices in the USA had recently unexpectedly accelerated again.