Trading in the U.S. index futures suggests that Wall Street stocks may open Thursday’s session on a negative note. Global cues are mostly positive, with Asian stocks closing on a mixed note, while the European markets are firmer amid the release of positive economic data on German exports and industrial production and French growth forecasts. Meanwhile, the domestic markets may start on a cautious note as Alcoa’s quarterly results did not enthuse investors much, as reflected by the negative reaction in after hours trading on Wednesday. The dollar’s strength may also worry traders. Oil prices are rebounding despite the dollar strength. The jobless claims data due shortly ahead of the market open and chain store sales results may also offer cues to traders.