Global MarketsWorld Stock Markets Mixed Overnight As Big U.S. Banks' Earnings On DeckBy Jim Wyckoff, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - January 13, 2017 • Print | EmailStart the conversationLeave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website 8 + 1 = Comment Some HTML is OK Sign me up for the Money Morning newsletter European stocks were mostly firmer and Asian stock markets were mixed overnight. China's stock market saw some pressure after weaker-than-expected export data was released. China's exports in December were down 6.1% from the same period last year. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins. U.S. stock market traders are awaiting a batch of bank corporate earnings reports Friday, including J.P. Morgan Chase.Gold prices are seeing a mild corrective pullback Friday after hitting a six-week high on Thursday.