Charting the Markets: Investors Race to Riskier Assets

Here's why Tokyo's equity benchmark soared 7.7 percent on Tuesday.

Stocks Rally in China, Japan on Economic Optimism

Stocks are rallying around the world on expectations China will be able to stabilize its financial markets. China's Shanghai Composite Index rose for a second day, bringing its two-day gain to 5.3 percent. Asian equities, as measured by the MSCI Asia Pacific Index, jumped the most since 2009. The moves came after all three major U.S. indexes - the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq Composite - registered their second biggest gains of 2015.

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