US STOCKS-Wall St dips as investors edgy ahead of Fed meet

miércoles 17 de junio de 2015 12:57 GYT

* Fed statement at 2 p.m. ET; Yellen conference at 2:30 p.m.

* Weekly mortgage application falls 5.5. pct

* Apple weighs on Nasdaq, S&P; UnitedHealth biggest drag on Dow

* All three major indexes lower for the month

* Indexes down: Dow 0.23 pct, S&P 0.27 pct, Nasdaq 0.19 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

By Tanya Agrawal

June 17 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks shed earlier gains to trade lower in choppy trading on Wednesday as investors awaited a Federal Reserve statement that could provide hints on the timing of a rate hike.

All three major indexes were lower for the month.

Investors will scour the statement - due at 2:00 p.m. ET (1800 GMT) - for any signs of when the Fed is likely to begin raising interest rates and the pace of any subsequent hikes.   Continuación...