US futures edge higher, S&P 500 near record

New York - US stock index futures edged higher on Monday, with the S&P 500 within points of its record high, though investors may have few reasons to push shares decisively above that level.

The US bourse is set to open higher as European leaders get ready to meet. Credit: REUTERS

Ukraine's finance ministry said the economy required $35 billion in foreign aid over the next two years, with the first tranche needed within two weeks.

European shares dipped slightly on Monday.

Dow Jones industrial average futures added 11 points and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 5 points.

Investors have largely shrugged off a streak of weak economic data, blaming that on poor weather conditions rather than weakening fundamentals.

The index is currently 0.8 percent away from that level.

Shares of Netflix fell 1.7 percent to $425.01 in light premarket trading.