Stock-index futures edged higher Wednesday, as global equities rose amid optimism over trade and expectations for additional central-bank stimulus.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 44 points, or 0.2%, to 26,938, while S&P 500 futures were up 2.75 points, or 0.1%, at 2,981.25. Nasdaq-100 futures gained 3 points, or less than 0.1%, to 7,817.50.
The Dow saw its fifth straight gain Tuesday, rising 73.92 points, or 0.3%, to end at 26,909.43 — marking its longest winning streak since a six-day run that ended on June 10. The S&P 500 eked out a gain of 0.96 point to end at 2,979.39, while the Nasdaq shed 3.28 points, or less than 0.1%, to close at 8,084.16.