Trading overnight, however, was very volatile with futures giving back more than 1,000 points as investors try to weigh the uncertain economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures indicated a gain of more than 260 points at the open. The S&P 500 SPDR ETF gained more than 2% in premarket trading.
Earlier in the session, futures contracts tied to the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq 100 hit their upside limit, triggering a halt. In non-U.S. trading hours, stock futures are halted if they hit their downside or upside limits, pinning those contracts to their upper or lower bounds. The halt is meant to ensure that opening trade is orderly and not emotional.