US Stocks to fall ahead of retail sales, FOMC minutes

U.S. stocks looked set to fall with openings on Wednesday as investors looked at the latest minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve and retail sales data for July

At 1030 BST, S&P 500 futures were down 0.4%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down 0.2% and Nasdaq futures were down 0.5%

On the macroeconomic front, U.S. retail sales are scheduled to take place at 1330 BST. Due to 1900 BST, the FOMC minutes of market participants will also be monitored.

Onda market analyst Craig Erlam said: "There's more to look forward to today but FOMC minutes naturally stand out.

Policymakers are steadily backing down against the policy U-turn next year, the idea of which markets are flirting| 

Perhaps today any flamboyant components of minutes will be ignored and instead traders will dissect them for any additional dovish concessions that could further boost stock market recovery. 

in recent weeks and the CPI has declined. The week itself encouraged it. "

front, updates were due from Target, Cisco Systems and Lowes Corp.

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