Encouraging numbers out of China as they beat their projected 4th quarter GDP. Not only did they exceed 4th quarter expectations, but they also achieved positive yearly economic growth for the first time since 2010. Their target growth for 2017 was 6.5% which they comfortably outperformed by coming in at 6.9%.

This reflects positively on China’s economy, which is the second largest in the world. Shows signs of a healthy economy and potential growth to come.

A healthier Chinese economy could also mean good news for U.S. equities.