US STOCKS-Wall St to open flat after weak data

miércoles 25 de marzo de 2015 09:17 GYT

* Durable goods data unexpectedly weak

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By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK, March 25 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Wednesday following weak industrial orders data, with deals indicating investors still see value in the market despite indexes trading near all-time highs.

Futures barely budged after durable goods orders unexpectedly fell in February, data which pushed the dollar index lower. A weak dollar has been supportive of stocks of late as it eases fears that its steep rally will hurt corporate earnings.

The dollar's rally from last year has been based on expectations that a stronger U.S. economy is pushing the Federal Reserve closer to raising rates.

"Bad economic news is taking the wind out of the sails with respect to a rate hike in June," said Kim Forrest, senior equity research analyst at Fort Pitt Capital Group in Pittsburgh.

"The market loves a zero interest rate policy."   Continuación...