U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, ahead of the bulk of the day's comments from Federal Reserve policymakers and economic data.
With two days to Friday's nonfarm payrolls report, the ADP employment report showed private companies added 182,000 jobs in October.
September's trade deficit came in at $40.8 billion, its lowest level in seven months, Reuters reported.
Stock index futures held higher after the data releases, with the Dow futures up about 40 points.
Treasury yields traded little changed from Tuesday's levels, with the 10-year at 2.21 percent and the 2-year at 0.78 percent as of 9:22 a.m.
The U.S. dollar traded higher against major world currencies, with the euro near $1.089 and the yen at 121.41 yen against the greenback.
The PMI services index is scheduled for release at 9:45 a.m. and non-manufacturing ISM at 10 a.m.
Investors will also scrutinize remarks from Fed speakers throughout the day for any clues on the timing of a rate hike.