New York Fed President Bill Dudley, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart are on a panel in the morning at the Clearing House Annual Conference in New York.
Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan speaks at noon on the economy and Fed policy, and former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke will be at the Economic Club of New York at noon.
Oil could also remain a factor Wednesday. There is government inventory data expected at 10:30 a.m. ET, after American Petroleum Institute data Tuesday afternoon showed a small stockpile draw.
U.S. crude futures traded up 28 cents higher to $40.96 a barrel early Wednesday. The gain followed an over $1 fall during the previous session. Brent crude rallied 1.3 percent, gaining 59 cents to trade around $44.16 per barrel.
On the data front, traders took in housing starts for October came in below expectations housing starts and building permits, which rose 4.1 percent. Retailers Target and Lowe's reported third-quarter earnings.
Keurig Green Mountain, L Brands, NetApp and Salesforce.com are all due after market close.