U.S. Stock Futures Edge Higher After Fed Minutes

Pre-open movers U.S. stock futures traded slightly higher in early pre-market trade on Thursday following the release of Wednesday’s Fed meeting minutes, suggesting inflation remains the central bank's top priority. The Challenger job-cut report for June is scheduled for release at 7:30 a.m. ET, while the ADP national employment report for June is scheduled for release at 8:15 a.m. ET. Data on initial jobless claims for the latest week and international trade report for May will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard and Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller will speak at 1:00 p.m. ET. Check out this: Helen of Troy, Bed Bath & Beyond And 3 Stocks To Watch Heading Into Thursday Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 67 points to 31,080.00 while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures rose 8.50 points to 3,856.75. Futures for the Nasdaq index rose 43.50 points to 11,923.75. Oil prices traded slightly lower as Brent crude futures fell 0.2% to trade at $100.53 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures fell 0.2% to trade at $100.53 a barrel. The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on natural gas stocks in underground storage is scheduled ... Full story available on Benzinga.com