US STOCKS-Futures slip as crude oil rally fades

martes 23 de febrero de 2016 08:07 GYT

* Futures down: Dow 4 pts, S&P 2 pts, Nasdaq 10 pts

By Abhiram Nandakumar

Feb 23 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures turned lower on Tuesday as a rally in oil and other commodities ended, dashing hopes of a sustained recovery from this year's brutal selloff.

* Crude oil and metal prices resumed their slide, while gold recovered some ground. Global stocks fell.

* Wall Street closed higher on Monday, helped by a rise in energy stocks, extending a rally that was sparked by strong U.S. jobs and inflation trends.

* The S&P 500 is down 4.8 percent this year as stocks have moved in tandem with volatile oil prices and investors have remained wary of the U.S. Federal Reserve's next move on interest rates.

* While Fed Chair Janet Yellen has said the central bank will analyze data and global financial and economical conditions before making a decision, other policymakers seem to be at odds.

* Investors will watch for comments later in the day by Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer and Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari for clues on the Fed's view on the U.S. economy.

* Also keenly watched will be economic data, including reports on U.S. home resales and consumer confidence at 10 a.m. ET (1500 GMT). Existing homes sales are forecast to have declined 2.9 percent in January, while consumer confidence likely fell in February on account of the stock market rout.   Continuación...