U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Friday, as investors turn their attention to the latest slew of economic releases, while digesting the latest news surrounding North Korea.
Dow Jones industrial average futures fell 9 points, while S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures slipped 2.75 points and 7.5 points, respectively.
Looking closer to home, Friday will mark Quadruple Witching Day, as well as Quadruple Witching Hour, where during the final hour of stock market trading, stock index futures, stock index options, stock options, and single-stock futures expire.
In commodities, oil prices fluctuated on Friday, however, were on track for weekly gains, as the clean-up after hurricanes in the U.S. got underway. At 7:52 a.m. ET, U.S. crude was trading around $50 per barrel, while Brent was at $55.66.