Stocks in Asia Pacific were set for a mixed start to the trading day on Tuesday following gains on Wall Street that saw the Nasdaq Composite touching a record closing high.
Futures pointed to a higher open for Japanese stocks, with the Nikkei futures contract in Chicago at 22,680 while its counterpart in Osaka was at 22,570. That compared against the Nikkei 225’s last close at 22,437.27.
Meanwhile, shares in Australia were set to dip. The SPI futures contract was at 5,935, as compared to the S&P/ASX 200’s last close at 5,944.50.
Investors will watch to see if overnight momentum on Wall Street carries through into the Asia Pacific session. The Nasdaq Composite posted a record closing high as it advanced 1.1% to 10,056.47 while the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 153.50 points, or 0.6%, to end its trading day at 26,024.96. The S&P 500 closed 0.7% higher at 3,117.86.