Major Asian indices are all trading lower for the day on the back of the weight shedding on the US stock markets. The following Asian indices are profiled below. \tJapan’s Nikkei is trading 1.9% lower at 21,125.55 points. \tHong Kong’s Hang Seng Index is trading 0.5% lower at 28,431.28 points. \tAustralia’s S&P/ASX200 was trading 0.45% lower at 6,661.62 points. \tSouth Korea’s KOSPI was trading 0.28% lower at 2,067.44 points. \tTaiwan stock market is trading 0.23% lower at 10,803.34 points. Earnings Season Continues on Wall Street As Wall Street opens for business in less than an hour from now, emphasis will focus on the earnings reports of the following companies, as well as the time of release for the day. \tAlliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) - Premarket \tCapital One Financial Corporation (COF) – After hours \tDover Corporation (DOV) – Premarket \tHoneywell International Inc (HON) - Premarket \tMorgan Stanley (MS) - Premarket \tNovartis (NV) - Premarket \tTaiwan Semiconductor Maufacturing Company (TSM) – Premarket \tThe Blackstone Group (BX) - Premarket \tUnion Pacific Corporation (UNC) – Premarket Wall Street futures are pointing to a lower open despite the earnings surprise of Novartis AG. Updates on this stock and that of Morgan Stanley to follow.Don’t miss a beat! Follow us on Twitter. Download our latest quarterly market outlook for our longer-term trade ideas. Do you enjoy reading our updates? Become a member today and access all restricted content. It is free to join.