Wall Street opens flat ahead of Powell speech
Nov 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes opened flat on Wednesday ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that will be closely watched for signs of a slowdown in the pace of interest rate hikes by the central bank.
The S&P 500 .SPX opened lower by 0.45 points, or 0.01%, at 3,957.18, while the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC gained 11.42 points, or 0.10%, to 10,995.20 at the opening bell.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 57.10 points, or 0.17%, at the open to 33,795.43.
Reporting by Shreyashi Sanyal in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta
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