US stock futures pointed to a higher open on Friday, as investors put aside the trade-war fears that prompted the prior session's losses to focus on the monthly jobs report instead.
Receding fears about political upheaval in Italy also helped boost sentiment, with shares in Europe rallying in the morning hours.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 77 points, or 0.3%, to 24,494, while those for the S&P 500 index climbed 9.50 points, or 0.4%, to 2,715. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index gained 18.50 points, or 0.3%, to 6,995.75.
As of Thursday's close, the Dow and S&P were headed for weekly losses of 1.4% and 0.6% respectively, while the Nasdaq was set for a 0.1% rise.
Source : Marketwatch