U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open Tuesday after stocks closed at record highs in the previous session and investors digested second-quarter earnings.
Bank earnings continue to surprise with Goldman Sachs posting better-than-expected results Tuesday. Goldman joins Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America on the list of big U.S. financial institutions topping second-quarter profit forecasts.
Global sentiment dipped Tuesday as oil markets edged lower. European stocks fell lower with the DAX down more than 1 percent in afternoon trade. In Asia, markets closed mixed with the Nikkei climbing despite shares of heavily weighted SoftBank tumbling around 10 percent after its $32 billion bid for a British chip firm.