US stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street Monday, following the best weekly gains for the Dow and the S&P 500 in more than three months.
Investors are still keeping an eye on the Greek debt crisis but extreme concern seems to have abated for now, along with the idea that the Federal Reserve's discount rate hike last week may signal an imminent change in overall monetary policy.
Asian stocks ended up, as risk appetite improved, while European shares edged up as well.
The National Association for Business Economics has raised its forecast for this year's economic growth, saying the U.S. economy would expand at a 3.1 percent rate this year. That compares with its November forecast of a 2.9 percent growth rate.
In early earnings news, home improvement giant Lowe's reported earnings of 14 cents a share that beat analyst estimates The company's shares gained 1.5 percent in premarket trading after briefly falling.
Campbell's Soup said its sales fell 5 percent but its profit of 74 cents a share met analyst estimates. Shares edged higher premarket.
Retailers Nordstrom and RadioShack are scheduled to release their quarterly numbers after today's closing bell.