US STOCKS-Wall St to open flat as investors weigh rate-hike odds

martes 6 de septiembre de 2016 09:01 GYT

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By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 6 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set to open little changed on Tuesday as investors weighed the chances of an interest rate hike following a lackluster jobs report.

Top Federal Reserve officials, encouraged by a string of strong economic data, had hinted that a rate hike could come as early as this month.

However, Friday's employment numbers dampened those expectations.

Traders now see a 21 percent chance of a rate hike this month, down from 24 percent, following Friday's jobs numbers. The odds edged down to 50.6 percent from 53.6 percent for December, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.   Continuación...