U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, after the nonfarm payrolls report for November cast a positive light on the economy, but likely did not move any cuts in stimulus by the Federal Reserve into this month.
"We do have this Fed meeting coming up, but that's right over the Christmas holidays. It would be odd timing," said JJ Kinahan, chief market strategist at TD Ameritrade.
"It was a really good jobs report. There were a lot of positives in there. Besides the unemployment rate getting down to 7 percent, manufacturing jobs are at their best level in over a year. Construction jobs being higher again is always good for the economy," Kinahan added.