U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as traders eyed the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, which is now just hours away.
Trump will deliver his inauguration speech later today and traders will be keenly anticipating what he will say — and how he says it — as he speaks to the nation as president for the first time.
It's more likely, however, that the president-elect will gloss over details in his speech whilst at the same time sending a strong message for change.
In Europe, the pan European Stoxx 600 Index was around 0.1 percent lower on Friday.
— CNBC's Patti Domm contributed to this report