Wall Street set to bounce; Dow futures up 100 points


© Reuters. Dow futures up 100 points as Wall Street looks set to rebound

Investing.com – U.S. stock futures pointed to strong gains at the open on Wednesday, as markets attempt to recover from a brutal selloff suffered during the previous session.

During early morning hours in New York, the blue-chip rose 92 points, or 0.57%, the tacked on 12 points, or 0.6%, while the indicated a gain of 28 points, or 0.67%.

, U.S. stocks suffered their third-worst daily loss of the year to end in correction territory, as fears of a China-led global economic slowdown spooked traders and rattled sentiment.

Market players looked ahead to the release of key U.S. data later in the session amid ongoing uncertainty over the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike.

The U.S. was to release the at 8:15AM ET, followed by reports on and at 8:30AM and at 10:00AM.

The Federal Reserve’s on regional economic activity is scheduled for release at 2:00PM as traders look for hints regarding the timing of a potential rate hike.

Investors also awaited Friday’s , which could help to provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term interest rate hike.

The consensus forecast is that the data will show jobs growth of 220,000 last month, following an increase of 215,000 in July, while the is forecast to decline to 5.2% from 5.3%.

Monthly jobs gains above 200,000 are seen by economists as consistent with strong employment growth.

A strong U.S. nonfarm payrolls report was likely to add to indications that the Federal Reserve will raise rates in September, instead of December, while a weak number could undermine the argument for an early rate hike.

The timing of a Fed rate hike has been a constant source of debate in the markets in recent months.

In Asia, the took investors on another volatile ride on Wednesday, tumbling by as much as 4.6% after the open, before paring losses after the midday break to end down 0.4%.

Financial markets have been roiled since China devalued the yuan on August 11, sparking a selloff in equities, commodities and emerging-market assets.

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