U.S. stock index futures were sharply lower Wednesday morning, as ongoing trade tensions fueled worries about global growth outlook.
At around 04:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures slipped 154 points, indicating a negative open of more than 130 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both seen slightly lower.
Risk aversion has increased in recent days, with disappointing economic data in major economies reawakening fears of a global recession.