Stock futures were slightly higher Friday, after the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite posted their best day since early 2023. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average ticked up 46 points, or 0.1%. S&P 500 futures gained 0.1%, while Nasdaq 100 futures added less than 0.1%. In premarket trading, Block surged more than 15% after fourth-quarter revenue surpassed Wall Street estimates. Carvana climbed 30% after the used car retailer said it expects retail units to grow in 2024. Wall Street is coming off a monster session, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting record highs, as Nvidia shares roared higher on strong quarterly results. The S&P 500 added 2.1% for its best day since January 2023, while the Nasdaq Composite popped 3% for its best session since February 2023. The tech-heavy Nasdaq is within striking distance of its closing record of 16,057.44, registered in November 2021. The 30-stock Dow gained 1.2%. “Blockbuster earnings from tech giant Nvidia sparked the rally, but many sectors contributed,” said Larry Tentarelli, chief technical strategist at the Blue Chip Daily Trend Report. “This is a very constructive breakout.” Indeed, 10 of the 11 S&P sectors were positive Thursday, with utilities being the sole loser. Industrials and health care closed at fresh records. All three major averages are also now on track for winning weeks: The S&P 500 is pacing for a 1.6% advance, while the Nasdaq has gained 1.7%. The Dow is up 1.1% for the period. Fed Governor Christopher Waller spoke after the close Thursday and underlined the central bank’s position that policymakers will move carefully as they contemplate their next moves on monetary policy. Waller said hot January inflation reads raised the possibility that cuts may have to be postponed. He said he will need to see “at least another couple months” of inflation data before deciding how to proceed. U.S. Treasury yields were higher on Friday as investors considered the path ahead for interest rates after fresh comments from Federal Reserve speakers. The yield on the 10-year Treasury was up 1.4 basis points at 4.333%. The 2-year Treasury yield was last 2.7 basis points higher at 4.728%. Asia-Pacific markets were mostly higher Friday, with China stocks rising for the ninth straight session as investors digested property prices data. The CSI 300 index ended 0.09% higher at 3,489.74, extending its winning streak for nine days in a row. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was 0.13% lower in volatile trading. South Korea’s Kospi ended 0.13% higher at 2,667.70, while the smaller-cap Kosdaq closed 0.18% lower at 868.57. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.43% higher at 7,643.60. Japan stocks were closed for trading on Friday for the Emperor’s Birthday holiday. Japan markets led gains in the previous session, with the Nikkei 225 closing at a new all-time high of 39,098.68, surpassing the previous record of 38,915.87 set in 1989. Oil prices fell on Friday and were on track for a weekly decline after the U.S. central bank indicated that interest rate cuts could be delayed by at least two more months. Brent crude futures were down $1.31, or 1.6%, at $82.36 a barrel and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures lost $1.36, or 1.7%, to $77.25. Both benchmarks were poised to register weekly declines after two weeks of gains, but indications of healthy fuel demand and supply concerns could revive prices in the coming days. Gold prices rose Friday, on track for their first weekly rise in three as a broadly weaker U.S. dollar and growing tensions in the Middle East lifted bullion’s appeal. Spot gold was up 0.2% at $2,028.0073 per ounce and has gained 0.5% so far in the week. U.S. gold futures gained 0.4% higher to $2,037.9 per ounce. “There’s a decent amount of physical buying, especially from the central banks, and the fact that the dollar has not really moved is also giving gold an element of support,” Marex analyst Edward Meir said.