We've got a firmer New York market and a weak yen to support exporters.
After gaining for four straight sessions, investors are concerned that the Nikkei has risen too quickly.
Right now there are few market participants.... Investors don't know what may happen with the currency during the holidays.
Investors want to see the U.S. stock market's reaction to whatever the Federal Reserve says, which might set the tone for global high-techs for a while.
It seems the U.S. market won't be affected too much by election results, and that's quite reassuring. Investors are slowly regaining their confidence, and the Nikkei should start to establish support around 15,000.
I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.
(June 15, 1941 - January 15, 1993)
It's helped some. We are probably up a little bit, an inch or so.
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.