U.S. stock futures and Asia markets were mostly up in early Thursday trading.

Japan's Nikkei 225 was up 16.32 points, or 0.08%, to 20,066.48. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng was also up, 76.76 points, or 0.28%, at 27,017.78. Stocks were 0.38%, or 12.33 points, lower in Singapore at 3,235.34.

In U.S. stock futures overnight, Dow futures were up 0.06%, at 21,658. Nasdaq and S&P futures were also up, 0.50% and 0.16% respectively, at 5,977.75 and 2,477.25, respectively.

Gold futures were up $13.10, or 1.07%, to $1,269, while oil futures were down, 0.27%.

On Wall Street Wednesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.45% higher, at 21,711.01. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq also rose, 0.03% and 0.16%, respectively, to close at 2,477.83 and 6,422.75 respectively.