U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as traders focused on a host of earnings reports after fresh record highs in the previous session.
On the data front, Tuesday will see existing home sales for January at 10 a.m ET with the latest minutes from the FOMC meeting due to be released at 2 p.m ET.
Traders aren't expecting much reaction to what should be relatively old news from the U.S. central bank. But the risks are two way - the Fed could sound surprisingly dovish, counter to the recent statements of some Fed officials. Or on the other hand, it could sound more hawkish than the statement it released after that meeting on Feb. 1, where it held interest rates steady.
On the earnings front, Norwegian Cruise Line is among the major companies that reported before the bell. Tesla Motors, HP, L Brands, Boston Beer and Cheesecake Factory are all due to report after the market close.