U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, with investors set to delve through fresh economic data, while keeping a close eye on the Dow Jones industrial averages' climb towards the 20,000 mark.
On the data front, the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price Index, which measures all nine U.S. census divisions, was up 5.6 percent in October from the previous year, extending a new high from the previous month.
Consumer confidence is expected at 10.00 a.m. ET.
In addition, the Richmond Fed survey is to be released around 10.00 a.m. ET, followed by the Dallas Fed survey, at 10.30 a.m. ET.
Prior to the Christmas break, U.S. indexes ended their previous session flat, after the Dow failed to reach the 20,000 mark. U.S. markets were closed on Monday in observance of the Christmas holiday.