Futures off a hair; await FOMC meeting, Yellen press conference

|By:, SA News Editor

Stock index futures are marginally lower ahead of the FOMC meeting and Janet Yellen press conference. With the 6.5% unemployment rate threshold for considering rate hikes pretty much dead, punters will be on the lookout for updated guidance about what might push the Fed to alter ZIRP.

Europe's little-changed and Asia was mostly in the green overnight, led by the Nikkei's 0.9% gain.

The 10-year Treasury yield is off one basis point at 2.67% and gold is down 0.7% to $1,363.

ETFs: SPY, QQQ, IVE, SH, DIA, SSO, SDS, PSQ, IVV, VOO, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, QID, RSP, DOG, SQQQ, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, IVW, SPYG, DDM, RPG, RPV, SPYV, BXUB, VOOG, QQEW, VOOV, QQQE, TRND, SFLA, QQXT, BXUC, BXDB, FTA, TNDQ