U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Monday as traders eyed a potential breakthrough the elusive 20,000 mark for the Dow Jones industrial average and focused on earnings.
Dow and S&P futures pointed to a slightly lower open, while the Nasdaq was pointing marginally higher.
On the data front, Monday will see consumer credit for November released at 3 p.m ET.
In Europe, the pan-European Stoxx-600 index was around 0.5 percent lower on Monday. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite in China closed 0.55 percent higher, while the Nikkei in Japan closed 0.34 percent lower.
Oil prices slipped on Monday as increased exports from Iran appeared to weaken the efforts by other oil producers to curtail global oversupply.