US futures are higher this morning as momentum is building in trade talks between the US and China. President Trump is expected to meet with China‚Äôs Vice Premier later today ahead of the March 1st deadline for moving $200 Billion worth of goods into the 25% tariff territory from 10%. Many believe that March 1st deadline may be extended as we enter the more difficult parts of the negotiations. Markets in Asia closed mostly higher led by the Shanghai index which closed up almost 2 percent. European markets are trading higher as a group on optimism surrounding the US and China trade talks.