U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Monday, as crude oil prices fell following the Christmas weekend.
U.S. and Brent crude futures for February both fell on Monday, but West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures accelerated losses during early trading, struggling to defend its newly gained premium. U.S. crude gained around 9.7 percent last week, its biggest weekly gain since early October.
No major earnings are due on Monday or for the rest of the week. The only economic data of interest on Monday is the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey at 10:30 a.m. ET.