U.S. stock futures steady ahead of Fed

By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch – Jun 20, 2012

MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock-market futures edged up Wednesday ahead of a policy decision from the Federal Reserve, with investors hoping for some sort of easing.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJU2 +0.79%  rose 10 points to 12,7772, while those for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index SPU2 +0.14%  gained 1.3 point to 1,352. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index NDU2 +0.24%  added 5.5 points to 2,618.

The Federal Open Market Committee concludes its two-day meeting Wednesday, with the decision expected at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to hold a press conference at 2:15 p.m. Eastern.

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