Good Morning, World

Happy Monday!  We are 14 days away from the first bank holiday of the year (MLK Day)

Global stocks advanced buoyed by the optimism that the world economy will heal as vaccination programs get rolled out.  The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.7% in Tokyo, but the Hang Seng rose 0.9% and the Kospi Composite rallied 2.5% in Seoul (Barrons)

In the U.S., futures rose on the first major trading day of 2021 on hopes that continued government stimulus and the rollout of coronavirus vaccines will bode well for equities.  Futures tied to the S&P 500 rose 0.6% while contracts linked to the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.5% (Wall Street Journal)

Quote of the Day

“Don’t wait to buy real estate. Buy real estate and wait.”

– Will Rogers