Asian Markets Cash In On Obama Win

One of the things investors hate most is uncertainty — and there is a little more certainty since the U.S. election has been decided. Stock investors in Asia showed signs of relief.

Japan's main index ended the day up more than 4 percent. Hong Kong rallied more than 3 percent. Markets in Australia, South Korea and China also ended the day sharply higher.

European stocks are trading lower. Markets in France, Germany and Britain are being dragged down by shares of troubled banks.

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