Stock futures are up Wednesday following a losing session on Wall Street that pulled the indexes further from record levels. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average added 152 points, or 0.4%. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures also rose 0.4% each. Those moves following a negative day for the three major indexes. The Dow slipped nearly 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Composite fell 0.4% as technology stocks struggled. With a slide of 0.3%, the S&P 500 saw its third down trading day in a row. That action comes after the three major indexes all closed at record levels last week. But despite the recent pullback, the three averages are still on pace to end the trading month and quarter, which both conclude with Thursday’s closing bell, in the green. “Valuations could take us back to, sort of, reality,” said Robert Schein, chief investment officer at Blanke Schein Wealth Management. But, “long term, this rally has legs and there’s a lot of momentum because of liquidity.” As of Tuesday’s close, the S&P 500 has added 2.1% in the month and 9.1% in the quarter. The Nasdaq has climbed 1.4% in March and 8.7% over the three-month period, while the Dow has added 0.7% and 4.2% in the respective periods. This would mark the best first-quarter gain for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones since 2019 and 2021, respectively, when the indexes rose 13.1% and 7.4%. All three major averages are on pace to notch their fifth straight winning month and second straight winning quarter. Traders will monitor commentary from Federal Reserve Governor Christopher Waller Wednesday evening. There’s no closely followed economic data expected on Wednesday. Later in the week, investors will watch for data on jobless claims, gross domestic product and consumer sentiment on Thursday. While the market is closed on Good Friday, attention will be on releases tied to personal income, consumer spending and the personal consumption expenditures expected in the morning. U.S. Treasury yields slipped on Wednesday as investors considered the economic outlook and looked to fresh data. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell more than one basis point to 4.22%. The yield on the 2-year Treasury was last at 4.59% after also declining one basis point. Asia-Pacific markets were mixed Wednesday as investors assessed economic data from China and Australia, while the Japanese yen fell to 151.97 — its weakest level in 34 years against the greenback. Japan’s Nikkei 225 rebounded 0.9% to close at 40,762.73 higher, while the broad-based Topix rose 0.66% to 2,799.28. China’s combined industrial profit for January and February climbed 10.2% year on year, data showed. Industrial profits fell 2.3% for the whole of 2023. China’s CSI 300 fell 1.16% to close at 3,502.79, its lowest level in about a month, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.44%. Data from Australia showed consumer price inflation in February rose 3.4% year over year. This is the first inflation reading after the country’s central bank said that it was too early to “rule in or out further increases in interest rates.” The S&P/ASX 200 closed 0.51% higher at 7,819.60, extending gains from Tuesday. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.07% to 2,755.11 after leading gains in Asia and reaching a two-year high on Tuesday, while the small-cap Kosdaq ended 0.53% lower at 911.25. Oil prices fell for a second day Wednesday on surging U.S. stockpiles and signs that OPEC+ is unlikely to change its output policy at a technical meeting next week. Brent crude futures for May dropped 97 cents, or 1.12%, to $85.28 a barrel by 0929 GMT while the more actively traded June contract fell by 92 cents, or 1.07%, to $84.71. The May contract expires on Thursday. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures for May delivery fell 93 cents, or 1.14%, to $80.69. Gold prices edged higher on Thursday as investors awaited U.S. inflation data that could offer fresh clues about when the Federal Reserve will start easing its monetary policy. Spot gold was up 0.5% at $2,190.87 per ounce as of 1016 GMT. U.S. gold futures rose 0.5 at $2,189.90.