U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Wednesday morning.
At around 03:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures dipped 3 points but indicated a positive open of more than 30 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both marginally higher.
Market focus is largely attuned to global trade developments after President Donald Trump said negotiators were close to reaching an initial trade deal.
Trump's upbeat comments on trade followed a phone call between officials from the U.S. and China on Tuesday. The negotiators agreed to keep working on remaining issues.