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.
So far it seems to be working out very well for both parties.
It is much easier to seem fitted for posts we do not fill than for those we do.
François de la Rochefoucauld
(September 15, 1613 - March 17, 1680)
They sicken of the calm, who know the storm