Europe is a bit lower on the day.
France is down 0.5%. Germany is down 0.2%. Italy, which continues to see political uncertainty, is down 0.8%.
The big story of the day is Japan, where stocks rallied 3%!
Nikkei.comOn Thursday, Japan has its first Bank of Japan meeting under its new chief, and everyone’s expecting some kind of aggressive new easing measure. Although this has been expected for a while.
Meanwhile, US futures are up a tad.
In the US today, we get the ADP jobs report, a preview of this Friday’s big Non-Farm Payrolls report.