Overnight on Wall Street, the S&P 500 gained 0.34% to 4,486.46 while the Nasdaq Composite jumped 0.84% to 15,021.81. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, dipping 36.15 points to 35,258.61.
Currencies and oil
The U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was at 93.814 against an earlier high of 93.947.
The Japanese yen traded at 114.14 per dollar after weakening last week from below 113.4 against the greenback. The Australian dollar changed hands at $0.7433, above levels below $0.74 seen yesterday.
Oil prices were lower in the morning of Asia trading hours, with international benchmark Brent crude futures falling 0.32% to $84.06 per barrel. U.S. crude futures shed 0.25% to $82.23 per barrel.