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Dow futures jump more than 100 points, signal all-time high at the open

U.S. stock futures charged higher on Tuesday, with the Dow average set to open in record territory as investors embrace an upbeat earnings season, with prominent companies Apple and Pfizer set to report later.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average YMU7, +0.49% jumped 111 points, or 0.5%, to 21,953, while those for the S&P 500 index ESU7, +0.31% gained 8.50 points, or 0.3%, to 2,476.50. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NQU7, +0.46% climbed 28.25 points, or 0.5%, to 5,910.75.

The positive premarket trade come after a mixed session on Monday, when the Dow DJIA, +0.28% closed at an all-time high after encouraging earnings from oil giant Chevron Corp. CVX, +0.99% The S&P 500 index SPX, -0.07% and Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.42% , however, finished slightly lower.

Earnings remained a key focus point on Tuesday, with traders waiting to see if the positive sentiment seen so far in the second-quarter reporting season will continue, said Craig Erlam, senior market analyst...