U.S. stock index futures were lower Wednesday as worries over U.S.-China trade relations dampened sentiment around a record-setting rally.
Around 7:10 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated a loss of 79 points at the open. Futures on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 were also pointing to a lower open.
The Wall Street Journal reported, citing former Trump administration officials, that the ongoing trade talks could hit an impasse that would derail a so-called phase one trade deal. Uncertainty around trade also grew after the Senate passed a bill supporting Hong Kong protesters. This led China to accuse the U.S. of interfering in domestic affairs.