Stock futures crept higher on Friday in a quieter end to the week after a series of bombshells rocked the White House.
S&P 500 futures were up 0.26%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures increased 0.17%, and Nasdaq futures grew 0.36%.
It is still too early to be trusting of this bounce, said James "Rev Shark" Deporre over on our premium site for investors, Real Money. Get his insights with a free trial subscription to Real Money.
Markets have had a wild week after concerning news on the Trump campaign and presidency broke Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. No new developments were reported on Thursday evening. Donald Trump will set off on his first trip abroad since assuming office on Friday -- he will visit Saudi Arabia, the Vatican, and Israel.
Earlier in the week, a report from Reuters said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and others in Trump's presidential campaign had extensive contacts with Russian officials. Flynn and others on Trump's team made contact with contacts associated with the Kremlin at least 18 times over the final seven months of the election.
The revelation follows news Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Justice named former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller to head a probe into allegations that Russia interfered in last year's presidential elections and any ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
On late Tuesday, a New York Times report found that Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down the federal investigation into Flynn, according to Comey's memos. Flynn was forced to resign on Feb. 13 amid questions over his contact with the Russian ambassador and discussions of U.S. sanctions.