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STOCKS: The final Asia-Pac session of the week saw fresh all-time highs for S&P
and NASDAQ 100 e-minis, while China's ChiNext cleared the 2,100 level for the
first time since late 2016, as hopes re: Chinese stimulus measures & a
moderation in the new Coronavirus case count and death toll out of China
supported risk appetite in the main.
- The exception to the rule among the major regional indices was the Nikkei 225,
with worries re: domestic Coronavirus matters and a heavy session for Nissan the
- Financials outperformed on the ASX 200, with a focus on recent earnings
reports out of the sector.
- The CSI 300 continued its move higher after the CSI 300 filled its post-LNY
holiday gap lower on Thursday. The 50-DMA now caps the index.
- Nikkei 225 -0.6%, Hang Seng +0.6%, CSI 300 +0.8%, ASX 200 +0.4%.
- S&P 500 futures +7, DJIA futures +42, NASDAQ 100 +32.

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