S&P 500 futures rose Wednesday as investors parsed through another slate of quarterly results halfway through the corporate earnings season. S&P 500 futures added 0.3%, while Nasdaq 100 futures gained 0.4%. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average inched up 60 points, or 0.15%. Investors turned their attention to a fresh batch of quarterly results. Snap plunged more than 30% on a revenue miss and weak guidance, while automaker Ford gained nearly 6% after beating Wall Street’s fourth-quarter estimates and issuing higher-than-expected full-year guidance. Enphase Energy popped 16% after the solar company’ said its inventory glut may be approaching a bottom. The news benefitted other solar stocks, boosting Solaredge Technologies 11%. A strong earnings season, coupled with expectations for an interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, has been a source of strength on Wall Street. Much of the earnings upside’s been led by megacap technology and artificial intelligence-focused, a phenomenon that’s also contributed to narrow market breadth. Despite signs of resilience, doubts have crept in after Fed Chair Jerome Powell signaled last week that investors may have to wait longer than expected for a central bank pivot. He reiterated those comments, leading many to believe that there may be fewer cuts this year than previously hoped for. “But strong growth means the last mile of the inflation fight is proving tricky for central banks,” said Emmanuel Cau, head of European equity strategy at Barclays. “So the timing/pace of prospective rate cuts is up for debate and a source of volatility.” Other Fed speakers have backed up Powell’s cautionary tone. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said a strong economy is enabling policymakers to patiently decide when and how aggressively they intend to cut rates. Another slate of Fed speakers is on tap Wednesday, including remarks from governors Michelle Bowman and Adriana Kugler. That’s followed by results from Walt DisneyPayPal and Arm Holdings after the bell. U.S. Treasury yields held steady on Wednesday as investors considered what could be ahead for monetary policy, especially when interest rates may be cut. At 4:19 a.m. ET, the yield on the 10-year Treasury was up by less than one basis point to 4.0999%. The 2-year Treasury yield was last at 4.4058% after falling by less than one basis point. Asia-Pacific stocks were mostly higher Wednesday as investors assessed corporate earnings and China’s efforts to bolster its market. South Korea’s Kospi jumped 0.95%, leading gains in Asia, while the Kosdaq gained 0.48%. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.45% and closed at 7,615.8, a day after the country’s central bank held rates at 4.35%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index reversed gains to drop 0.34%, while the mainland Chinese CSI 300 rose 0.42%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell about 0.18%, while the broader Topix inched 0.33% higher. Crude oil futures rose for a third day as U.S. production this year is expected to grow less than expected, easing worries that the market is oversupplied. The West Texas Intermediate contract for March added 59 cents, or 0.80%, to $73.90 a barrel, while the Brent contract for April gained 58 cents, or 0.75%, to $79.18 a barrel. Gold prices were stuck in a relatively tight range on Wednesday as traders turned their attention to remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve officials through the week that may provide more clues on the interest-rate path this year. Spot gold was last down 0.08% to $2,033.79 per ounce. U.S. gold futures fell 0.09% to $2,049.30 per ounce.