Stocks poised for sharply lower open ahead of the Fed's policy meeting


After stocks managed to recover somewhat late Monday from a triple digit skid, stock futures slumped Tuesday morning, pointing to a sharply lower open for the U.S. stock markets.

Despite the strong economic data of Monday, investors are jittery about the Federal Reserve two-day policy meeting that begins today. Another rate hike from Australia, poor results from UBS and weak European markets weigh on sentiment.

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