Wall Street indices finished yesterday trading lower with the tech sector underperforming the most. S&P 500 dropped 0.54%, Dow Jones finished flat and Nasdaq slumped 1.40%. Russell 2000 plunged 2.29%

Trading in Asia was mixed today – Nikkei, S&P/ASX 200 and Kospi gained around 2% while Chinese indices traded 0.2-1.0% lower

DAX futures point to a slightly lower opening of today’s cash session in Europe

US futures gained during the overnight trade supported by upbeat after-hours earnings reports

Apple jumped 5% in after-hours trading following the release of solid earnings for Q4 2021. Revenue jumped 11% YoY to $123.9 billion (exp. $118.66 billion) while EPS came in at $2.10 (exp. $1.89). CEO Tim Cook said that he expects solid sales growth in Q1 2022 but the company did not provide official guidance

Shares of Visa jumped over 5% in after-hours trading following the release of Q4 2021 earnings. Company’s revenue exceeded $7 billion during a single quarter for the first time in history. EPS reached $1.83 (exp. $1.70)

According to CNN report, Biden told Ukraine President Zelensky that Russian invasion looks almost certain now and that Ukraine needs to prepare for impact. Biden also reaffirmed US readiness to help

Cryptocurrencies are trading higher following news saying that Biden administration is reportedly preparing strategy to regulate cryptocurrencies

French GDP growth reached 0.7% QoQ in Q4 2021 (exp. 0.5% QoQ)

Precious metals drop. Platinum is an exception and manages to post small gain

Oil is trading a touch lower with Brent hovering near $88.50 handle

CAD and GBP are the best performing major currencies while JPY and USD lag the most