The U.S stock index futures opened flat on Thursday ahead of the jobless claim data. The data is scheduled to be released today followed by the U.S composite purchasing managers index figures.
Dow Jones Industrial Average futures opened lower at 24,579.96, while S&P 500 futures tumbled to 2637.52. Nasdaq-100 futures opened marginally higher at 7042.25.
Besides the jobless claim data, investors are also concerned about the trade war with China as they are seeking a fast solution to the issues.