Stock index futures pointed to another higher open on Wall Street Wednesday as the dollar hit a new 15-month low after Federal Reserve officials reinforced the view that rates will remain low for some time.
It will be a quiet day as far as scheduled events are concerned, with many businesses and the bond market closed for the Veterans Day holiday, though the stock market will be open for a normal trading session.
The market was largely upbeat on early corporate news.
In an effort to attract holiday shoppers, Wal-Mart said it will offer a $100 gift card to shoppers who buy BlackBerrys and an assortment of devices that go with the smart phones.
Research in Motion , which makes the BlackBerry, saw its shares rise 1.5 percent in premarket trading on the news, while Wal-Mart shares also edged higher.
Elsewhere, home builder Toll Brothers after the bell Tuesday reported sharply improved results for its fiscal fourth quarter, saying orders rose and cancellations slipped below 10 percent. The company's shares jumped more than 10 percent premarket on the news.