U.S. stock futures pointed to a modest rise at the open Thursday, putting the Dow industrials on track to recover from a three-day skid that has been blamed in large part on trade-war fears.
Several economic releases are due to arrive in the morning, covering jobless claims, the Philadelphia Federal Reserve’s manufacturing index and more.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 76 points, or 0.3%, to 24,864, while S&P 500 futures gained 5.85 points, or 0.2%, to 2,759.75. Nasdaq-100 futures tacked on 12.25 points, or 0.2%, to 7,070.25.
Worries are persisting this week about a potential global trade war, helped by a report that the Trump administration may impose up to $60 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods.