Stock futures turn lower on tepid Chinese economic data.
Markets closed mixed after a volatile day of trading - the Dow was lower with the Nasdaq and S&P higher.
Major U.S. indices trade little changed amid corporate earnings as investors hedge their bets ahead of a long weekend.
Indices reversed early losses on poor results from Google and IBM late Wednesday after good earnings from Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley.
Fund managers point to rich opportunity in choppy markets, even for those bearish on market direction.
Markets closed higher Wednesday as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reiterated that the central bank would continue to support growth with accommodative monetary policy.
Markets were higher at midday after a better than expected result for first quarter Chinese GDP while U.S. economic data on housing starts and industrial production was mixed.
Stock futures are pointing higher Wednesday after better-than-expected Chinese growth.
The appeal of higher returns through peer-to-peer lending than traditional fixed income has been heightened by a long horizon of low interest rates and an aging equity bull market.
Markets closed higher after strong earnings for Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, though unrest continued in Ukraine and concerns are rising on the outlook for Chinese economic growth.