U.S. stocks looked set to struggle for direction on Wednesday, with fresh North Korea worries appearing to weigh on sentiment.
The equity market has scored significant gains so far this month, but it suffered a sizable drop on Tuesday, as the Dow halted an eight-session winning streak.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures inched higher by 26 points, or 0.1%, to 24,686, while S&P 500 futures tacked on 3.25 points, or 0.1%, to 2,712.25. Nasdaq-100 futures edged up by 8.25 points, or 0.1%, to 6,898.75.
On Tuesday, the Dow , S&P and Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.81% all closed lower by 0.7% to 0.8%.