CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher for first time in three days

martes 23 de agosto de 2016 11:49 GYT
 

(Corrects to "debate" from "the bait" in paragraph 6)

* Best Buy jumps on surprise comparable sales growth

* Investors await Fed Chair Yellen's Friday speech

* Futures up: Dow 44 pts, S&P 4.75 pts, Nasdaq 12.5 pts

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Aug 23 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open higher for the first time in three days on Tuesday as investors await Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech this week for clues on the next interest rate hike.

As the U.S. earnings season winds down, the focus shifts to the annual meet of global central bankers at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, from Thursday, for clues on the health of the global economy and Yellen's stand on raising rates.

Yellen is scheduled to speak on Friday and will use the opportunity to either support or dismiss the perceived hawkish stand that Fed policymakers have taken in recent days.

Various officials, including Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, have hinted that a rate hike in the coming months was possible.   Continuación...