Will it be yet another record-setting day on Wall Street?
Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:
If investor sentiment remains strong, it's possible the benchmark index could surpass its latest record-setting high.
2. Geopolitics: The new Israel-Hamas ceasefire could give investors confidence Wednesday. Israel's benchmark index was higher in early trading.
Meanwhile, talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko over Ukraine have concluded.
3. Earnings: Brown-Forman (and )Tiffany & Co. ( will report earnings before the opening bell, while retailers )Guess ( and )Williams-Sonoma ( will report after the close. )
Shares in gun maker Smith & Wesson ( plunged by as much as 15% in extended trading after the company said quarterly sales were dragged down by a )shrinking demand for rifles.
4. International markets overview: European markets were looking anemic in early trading as investors reacted to weaker-than-expected economic data.