REFILE-US STOCKS-Wall St pushed down by Fed jitters, weak China data

lunes 14 de septiembre de 2015 17:32 GYT

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* China investment, factory output miss expectations

* Investors cautious ahead of Fed's Thursday statement

* Indexes down: Dow 0.38 pct, S&P 0.41 pct, Nasdaq 0.34 pct

By Sinead Carew

Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks closed down on Monday as many investors put off making big bets ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy meeting this week and others worried about weak economic data from China.

Stocks are expected to stay volatile ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement scheduled for Thursday after a two-day meeting at which it will decide whether or not to make its first interest rate increase since 2006.

"There's absolutely no conviction up or down. Everybody's waiting on the Fed. The Fed's sitting around singing that tune 'Should I stay or should I go now. If I stay it will be trouble. If I go it will be double'," said David Spika, global investment strategist for the GuideStone Funds, in Dallas, Texas citing lyrics from a popular song by The Clash.

The Fed has said it will raise rates when it sees a sustained economic recovery with emphasis on jobs and inflation but while the jobs market has improved inflation has been held down by weak oil prices.   Continuación...