U.S. stock futures traded slightly higher in early pre-market trade. The Consumer Price Index for December will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET, while data on industrial production for December will be released at 9:15 a.m. ET. The housing market index for January is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET, while the Federal Reserve will release its latest Beige Book report at 2:00 p.m. ET. Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Kashkari is set to speak at Minneapolis Urban League in Minn. at 10:00 a.m. ET, while Federal Reserve Chairm Janet Yellen will speak in San Francisco at 3:00 p.m. ET.
OPEC signaled a falling oil supply surplus in 2017 on Wednesday as the producer group's output declines from a record high and outside producers show positive initial signs of complying with the first joint supply-reduction deal since 2001.
World stocks were mixed Wednesday following a sharp correction in the dollar that sapped investor enthusiasm.
Next trading day's important events
- USDJPY: 113.56
- EURUSD: 1.0662
- S&P 500: 2267.89
- NASDAQ : 5538.73