Stock index futures are marginally higher after yesterday's modest rally and as earnings continue to pour in.
A European move higher is being led by Italy's 1.6% gain after the resignation of the Prime Minister there yesterday. Asia was mostly higher, but the Nikkei stumbled to a 1.5% loss.
After yesterday's big decline in response to weak economic data, the 10-year Treasury yield is higher by a basis point to 2.74%. Gold continues a big rally for the year, up another 1.3% in early trade to $1,317 per ounce.