Japanese Stocks Open Slightly Lower After Bad Economic Number

It’s a quiet start to Thursday.

Japan is open, and the market is down slightly.

This comes right after a whiff on machine orders.

Per Deirdre Wang Morris, they were flat for the month compared to expectations of a 2.4% rise.

Bigger picture, markets around the world have been on a tear, especially US ones.

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