• Asian stocks are set for a listless day following a cautious session on Wall Street as traders keenly await Wednesday’s earnings from Nvidia Corp., the chipmaker at the heart of the artificial-intelligence frenzy that’s powered the bull market.
  • Futures pointed to gains for Japanese stocks, losses in Hong Kong and a slight dip in Australia. The S&P 500 closed up 0.1% around 5,308, near all-time highs. Nvidia — the last of the so-called Magnificent Seven companies to report earnings this season — rallied on a bullish analyst call. Investors are waiting for evidence that the numbers will renew confidence in the insatiable demand for its chips. US futures were steady in early Asia trading.