U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly lower open Friday morning as investors look ahead to fresh economic data and monitor political developments overseas.
At around 4:00 a.m. ET, Dow futures were down 37 points, indicating a slightly lower open of 18.27 points. The Nasdaq and S&P futures also pointed to slightly lower opening trades.
In the previous session, major stock indexes snapped multi-day losing streaks as J.P. Morgan Chase led banks higher and iPhone maker Apple rebounded after dipping into bear market territory earlier this week.
In politics, market focus is largely attuned to Brexit developments amid heightened fears the U.K. could soon crash out of the European Union without a divorce deal.
Back home, investors continue to monitor developments in U.S.-China trade talks. On Thursday, a senior Trump administration official told Reuters that China's written response to U.S. demands for trade reforms is unlikely to trigger a breakthrough at talks between President Donald Trump and Xi Jinping later this month.