U.S. stock futures pointed to little change at the open Thursday, as traders braced for a much-discussed metal-import tariff plan that looks on track to become a reality.
President Donald Trump is expected to sign a decree that lays out his plan for levies on steel and aluminum imports this week, perhaps as soon as 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday. He may spare major trading partners Canada and Mexico, according to published reports.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures edged down by 31 points, or 0.1%, to 24,764, while S&P 500 futures inched up by 1.20 points, or less than 0.1%, to 24,764. Futures for the tech-heavy Nasdaq-100 futures tacked on 18.25 points, or 0.3%, to 6,942.