European stocks may open slightly higher on Wednesday as traders prepare to raise the Fed rate by 50 bp. later in the day.
A hawk surprise, which includes a move of 75 basis points, or even more hawk tone, signaling several big increases in the coming months, could mean doom for the stock.
Elsewhere in Ukraine, Russian troops stormed a steel plant on Tuesday that houses the last hotbed of resistance in Mariupol, where some Ukrainian defenders are still hiding.
Asian stocks gave up early gains in prudent trade, p markets in China and Japan are still closed for the holidays.
Fears of economic slowdown in Europe and China have led to safer flows in the dollar, making gold priced in dollars less attractive to foreign buyers.
Bond yields traded ambiguously, while oil prices rose after falling more than 2 percent on Tuesday.
At night, US stocks ended a little higher after the publication of positive data on factory orders and vacancies.
The Dow Index and the high-tech Nasdaq Composite rose about 0.2 percent and the S&P 500 rose half a percent.
European stocks rebounded on Tuesday after significant losses in the previous session. The pan-European Stoxx 600 has grown by half a percent, focusing on unemployment figures in Germany and the Eurozone.
The German DAX rose 0.7 percent, the French CAC 40 added 0.8 percent and the British FTSE 100 rose 0.2 percent.
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