Heres what were seeing ahead of Wednesdays opening bell.
— U.S. stock futures ticked lower as investors waited for the Federal Reserves newest economic outlook and any signals on rates of interest and bond purchases for the next couple of years.
Futures tied to the broad S&P 500 index were down 0.3% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures edged up 0.1%. Contracts connected to the technology-heavy Nasdaq-100 fell 1.1%.
Whats Coming Up– The Federal Reserve releases a policy declaration and upgraded financial forecasts at 2 p.m.; Chairman Jerome Powell holds a press conference at 2:30 p.m.
— Earnings are due from merchant Williams-Sonoma after the close.