US STOCKS-Futures inch higher with oil prices

miércoles 14 de septiembre de 2016 07:21 GYT

* Futures up: Dow 16 pts, S&P 3 pts, Nasdaq 10.25 pts

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

Sept 14 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures treaded water on Wednesday, after a broad selloff a day earlier, as oil prices recovered.

* Rising bond yields, sparked in part by deepening worries over the difficulty of the world's major central banks to stimulate growth, also kept investors in broadly risk-off mode.

* Crude prices rose 0.53 percent after a smaller-than-expected build in U.S. crude stockpiles. A 3 percent slide in crude prices on Tuesday weighed heavily on Wall Street.

* The dollar index dipped after a report said the Bank of Japan is considering further monetary easing steps. Gold prices rose.

* The markets are also awaiting the Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting next week.

* Traders have set a meager 15 percent chance of a rate hike at the meet, after contrasting views by Fed officials in the past few weeks, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool.

* A Labor Department report is expected to show import prices edged lower in August, while export prices likely inched up. The data is due at 8:30 a.m. ET (1230 GMT).   Continuación...