The S&P 500 briefly topped its February record closing high during Wednesday's regular session.
Asian shares were set for a largely flat start on Friday as markets weighed a pause in Wall Street's multi-month stock rebound and awaited the release of Chinese economic data later in the session. Australian S&P/ASX 200 futures were down 0.05%, while Japan's Nikkei 225 futures were up 0.06% after the Nikkei 225 index closed up 1.78% at 23,249.61 on Thursday. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index futures were down 0.13%.
With the safe asset gold peaking an all-time high and currently losing a bit, investors should dig into other safe sectors like utilities.