US futures are sharply higher this morning following the French vote over the weekend. The first round of the French vote ended with Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen leading the way and going into a head to head vote on May 7. Because of the voting results, markets see little chance for Le Pen to win the election. European markets are trading sharply higher on this news with the CAC up over 4 percent. Markets in Asia closed mostly higher with the Nikkei leading the way on the back of a lower yen as investors sold risk-off securities.