Futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, indicating a comeback from the previous session's steep nosedive, as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's statement later this afternoon.
Stocks sold off sharply in the previous session to log the worst day since the credit crisisin 2008 following S&P's downgrade of U.S.'s credit rating last week. The Dow plunged almost 635 points, or 5.55 percent, to finish at 10,809.85, well below the psychologically-significant 11,000 mark.
Bank of America will be closely monitored after the financial giant shed over 20 percent on Monday on fears the firm may need to raise capital to cover mortgage related losses in its Countrywide business.
Among other banks, Wells Fargo gained after FBR raised the firm to "outperform" from "market perform" and added it to their "top picks" list. Meanwhile, FBR removed PNC from the same list.
Meanwhile, Transatlantic Holdings turned down a $3.2 billion takeover bid by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway unit