U.S. stock index futures were higher on the last trading day of the quarter, buoyed by a positive personal income and spending report and after the euro zone agreed to raise its bailout fund.
Major averages poised to log the best start to the year in almost 14 years.
On the economic front, consumer spending increased 0.8 percent in February, the biggest gain in seven months, according to the Commerce Department. Meanwhile, January's spending was revised up to 0.4 percent from a previously reported 0.2 percent gain. Economists had expected a gain of 0.6 percent.
Meanwhile, income eked out a gain of 0.2 percent, below expectations for a 0.4 percent increase.
European shares rallied after, the euro zone raised the combined lending ceiling for their two bailout funds to 700 billion euros from 500 billion, according to the region's finance ministers.
Meanwhile, Spain is set to announce new budget cuts as the government struggles to regain credibility in its efforts to meet deficit targets.
Some Asian marketsdelivered their best quarter in 20 years but the region stayed on the sidelines on Friday ahead of Chinese PMI data on Sunday.