U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Friday, boosted by revived optimism over the timing of President Donald Trump’s plans for a tax overhaul, though investors remained cautious ahead of the closely watched presidential election in France.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMM7, +0.01% inched 12 points higher, or 0.1%, to 20,540, while those for the S&P 500 index ESM7, +0.06% added 2.65 points, or 0.1%, to 2,354.75. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NQM7, +0.10% climbed 8.75 points, or 0.2%, to 5,451.50.
The indications of a positive open come after U.S. stocks ended higher on Thursday, buoyed by a deluge of stronger-than-expected corporate earnings reports and economic data. Comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who said that President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul will be unveiled in the near future, also bolstered sentiment.
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