U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as traders remained unfazed by geopolitical tensions and eyed the Dow Jones' march toward 20,000.
The blue-chips index closed about 25 points away from the historic mark on Tuesday, having come within 13 points during the session. Dow futures pointed to a 7 point drop at the open on Wednesday, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq futures fell.
On the data front, Wednesday will see existing home sales data for November released at 10 a.m. ET.