U.S. stock index futures jumped ahead of Friday's open, as investors geared up for another batch of corporate earnings.
Around 4:35 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 152 points, indicating a higher open of 88.76 points. Futures on the S&P 500 were pointing to a positive open of 9.27 points, while Nasdaq futures popped, signaling an open of 29.45 points up.
As another week draws to a close, a number of fresh company earnings will be keeping investors busy. Some of the major brands set to report include AbbVie, Colgate-Palmolive, and D.R. Horton - all of which are due to come out before the bell.
On Thursday, markets came under pressure after Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that trade negotiations with China were far from complete. "We would like to make a deal but it has to be a deal that will work for both parties," Ross told CNBC. "We're miles and miles from getting a resolution."