U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, boosted by the positive trading sentiment seen in international markets.
Dow Jones industrial average futures rose 43 points, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures gained 1.5 points and 5.25 points, respectively.
International stocks rose overnight, with the Japanese Nikkei 225 climbing 0.6 percent and the Hang Seng index advancing 0.4 percent.
The move higher in Japanese stocks came after the Bank of Japan trimmed its long-dated government bonds purchases, raising speculation the central bank could start unwinding its stimulative policy this year. The yen also rose following the decision; it traded 0.4 percent higher against the dollar.