Asian shares seen gloomy after Wall Street’s tech-driven gains
Wall Street’s tech-boosted performance was dampened by Sino-U.S. tensions, sending Asian shares up on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the dollar was seen lagging behind almost all of its peers.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan recorded a 0.19% gain, placing close to its pre-virus level and record high seen in January.
Japan’s benchmark index Nikkei fell 0.2%, while most markets performed in a narrow range as Chinese blue chips declined 0.25%. Australia’s benchmark index S&P/ASX 200 advanced with a 0.12% earning.
E-mini futures for the S&P 500 were seen inactive. Moreover, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 reached their record peaks backed by a prosperous session of technology-related stocks.
“We saw some strength in tech again with semiconductors driving the boat,” Thomas Hayes, chairman at Great Hill Capital said.