U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading, as investors juggled optimism about the reopening of the economy and a possible coronavirus vaccine as well as concerns about U.S.-China tensions.
Recent hopes for a return to normal consumer habits has pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 to briefly touch key market levels for the first time since early March; however, a escalation of U.S.-Chinese tensions has capped gains.
Dow futures fell about 20 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were also lower, with losses of 5 points and 7 points, respectively.
Stocks started the holiday-shortened week off