Indices closed in green territory on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Brands including Disney, United Health and Merck led advancers on the Dow. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 ended the session within 1% of an all-time high. Brands moved up on comments from the Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting. The Federal Open Market Committee left interest rates unchanged but suggested a rate cut may be on the near horizon given rising risks to the economy. On another note, crude oil prices ticked up. West Texas Intermediate crude added 45 cents to settle at $54.56 per barrel.