Janet Yellen has pledged to retain the Fed's super easy money policies, a battle-fatigued GOP-led House has agreed to suspend the U.S. debt ceiling by a whole year with barely a whimper, and China's exports blew past expectations - the sun is shining, the sky is blue and equities the world over are green.
Japan +0.6%, Hong Kong +1.5%, China +0.3%, India +0.4%.
Euro Stoxx 50 +0.8%, London +0.3%, Paris +0.5%, Frankfurt +0.9%, Milan +0.7%, Madrid +0.4%.
U.S. stock futures: Dow +0.2%. S&P +0.2%. Nasdaq +0.3%