Global markets look to the U.S. for direction

|By:, SA News Editor

Global markets are waiting to take their cues from the U.S. amid growing geopolitical risk.

In Asia, the Shanghai Composite in China finished the day 0.5% lower, while the Nikkei in Japan was up 0.71%. It's a quiet session at midday in Europe, with the Stoxx 600 down 0.09%.

Investors in the U.S. are coming off a quarter that saw the first-ever Dow close over 21K and an overall stock equity return of +4.8%. The key question is if historically low interest rates and improving employment trends can overshadow the drama out of Washington, D.C. to give the Trump trade another leg upward. S&P 500 futures are up 0.1% to start the week.

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