US futures are higher this morning ahead of the Fed’s July meeting minutes. In economic data, housing starts for July came in below expectations and mortgage applications rose 0.1% last week. Earnings season is winding down with Target reporting better than expected earnings before the bell. Later today we will get earnings from L Brands and Cisco. Markets in Asia closed mixed with the Shanghai index down slightly while the Hang Seng closed higher. European markets are trading higher led by the CAC.