The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) will be released later today. For earnings, Dollar General (DG), JA Solar (JASO), MannKind (MNKD), and Vivint Solar (VSLR) are on the schedule.
Asian stocks enjoyed a positive session following the Fed's decision to raise interest rates, while central bank decisions in China and Japan were also in focus. For instance, the Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged, helping the yen gain against the dollar. At the close, the Nikkei was up 0.1%. Meanwhile, the People's Bank of China raised short-term interest rates by 10 basis points. The Shanghai Composite closed up 0.9% after the decision, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng rallied 2.1%. South Korea's Kospi also had a strong day, picking up 0.8%.
European stocks are also moving higher today, as traders digest the latest policy decision from the Bank of England (BoE), and election results out of the Netherlands. Starting with the BoE, the central bank left interest rates unchanged -- though one voter dissented -- pushing the pound higher against the dollar and lifting bank stocks. Meanwhile, Dutch voters rejected populist candidate Geert Wilders in the general election. Mining stocks are among the top performers in the region, with Anglo American PLC leading the way, thanks to a 12% stake from Volcan Investments. After earlier touching a record high, the FTSE 100 was last seen 0.9% higher, as was Germany's DAX. In France, the CAC 40 is up 0.7%.
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