All three major futures indexes point to a higher opening Wednesday. The Dow Jones industrial average reached its highest closing price since June 5, 2008 on Monday. The market finished mixed on Tuesday.
Investors have brushed aside worries over Japan's nuclear crisis and the conflict in Libya and turned their attention to economic news. Minutes from the most recent meeting of the Federal Reserve showed few signs that the central bank plans on making changes to its stimulus program.
Ahead of the opening, Dow Jones industrial futures are up 65, or 0.5 percent, at 12,392. Standard & Poor's 500 futures are up 8, or 0.6 percent, at 1,334. Nasdaq 100 futures are up 19, or 0.8 percent, at 2,342.