US STOCKS-Wall St edges lower following Fed minutes

miércoles 19 de noviembre de 2014 16:07 GYT

* Policymakers in vigorous debate on inflation

* Goldman sees Fed raising rates faster than market expectations

* Lowe's, Target shares rise after results

* Indexes down: Dow 0.2 pct, S&P 0.3 pct, Nasdaq 0.6 pct (Updates to after Fed minutes)

By Caroline Valetkevitch

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were down slightly Wednesday afternoon following minutes from the most recent Federal Reserve meeting as investors weighed expectations of when U.S. interest rates may rise.

Minutes of the U.S. central bank's Oct. 28-29 meeting, where policymakers decided to finally end their bond-buying stimulus, indicated a debate among policymakers over the outlook for inflation and the economy.

Following the release of the minutes, U.S. short-term interest-rate futures traders were still betting on a first Fed rate hike by September next year.

"The market is yawning ... The Fed minutes did nothing to change the conversation," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital in New York.   Continuación...