Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange.Brendan McDermid | Reuters
United States Equity futures were little changed on Wednesday night after the S&P 500 broke a three-day losing streak as companies kicked off the quarterly earnings season.
Futures contracts on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 46 points, or 0.13%. S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.18% and 0.24%, respectively.
Major averages were little changed at the end of the regular session. The Dow Jones was flat at 34,377.81, the S&P 500 gained 0.3% and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.7%.
Minutes from The " September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee , published on Wednesday after- noon, showed that the central bank could start the reduction process in mid-November or mid-December.
"We still think November, but a month will not havenot important to the markets at this point, "said Lawrence Gillum, fixed income strategist for LPL Financial. " There have been some interesting discussions about the take-off and it looks like the committee is sticking around. The future composition of the committee only adds uncertainty as to when the take-off will actually take place. "
Earlier today, JPMorgan kicked off big bank profits with exceptional " results that exceeded expectations thanks to an increase of $ 1.5 billion due to better than expected loan losses. Still, stocks fell 2.6% and other bank stocks also fell.
Bank of America, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo are all expected to report gains before the bell on Thursday. Dow UnitedHealth Gr oup memberis also on the bridge, as well as Domino 's Pizza.
Earlier Wednesday, the Labor Department released the Basic Consumer Price Index, which excludes food and food. 'energy, increase "of 0.2% from one month on the other in September and 4% over the past 12 months, compared to estimates of 0.3% and 4%, respectively.
Index data September producer prices and weekly unemployed inions will be released on Thursday.