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Nasdaq Gains Defy Broader Weakness

  • Asian stocks closed higher, with Japan's NIKKEI up 628.6 pts or +2.25% at 28569.02 and the TOPIX up 40.95 pts or +2.14% at 1953.33. China's SHANGHAI closed up 23.748 pts or +0.67% at 3547.836 and the HANG SENG ended 170.7 pts higher or +0.62% at 27515.24
  • European equities have slipped, with the German Dax down 5.06 pts or -0.03% at 15648.87, FTSE 100 down 36.76 pts or -0.52% at 7082.61, CAC 40 down 23 pts or -0.35% at 6496.3 and Euro Stoxx 50 down 6 pts or -0.15% at 4050.01.
  • U.S. futures are mixed, with the Dow Jones mini down 113 pts or -0.33% at 34637, S&P 500 mini down 7 pts or -0.16% at 4353, NASDAQ mini up 33 pts or +0.22% at 14843.5.

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