Asian stocks jumped after a stronger-than-expected election victory by Japan’s ruling alliance, while U.S. stock prospects were higher Tuesday.
Here’s where stock futures put up ahead of the opening bell:
S&P 500: +0.3%
Dow Jones: +0.3%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index heaved 2.5% to 16,095.65 as investors stayed hopeful about the forecasts of more incitement after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party won parliamentary elections Sunday.
Britain’s FTSE 100 index was 0.1% lesser while Germany’s DAX hiked 0.6% and France’s CAC 40 achieved 0.7%.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index hiked 1.6% to 21,211.43 and the Shanghai composite index increased 1.8% to 3,049.38.
Major U.S. benchmarks had a strong close Tuesday as the Standard and Poor’s 500 indexes closed at a record high, up 0.3% to 2,137.16.