Usually this is the case. Where goes the US, so goes Asia. However lately, I have noticed that the Asian markets have been doing a good job of anticipating the US is going to do the next day. This may or may not be case today. Of more importance for the Asian markets is the West Coast port strike, given the export dependence of a lot of the Asian economies. There is a very high chance that a lot of the ships tied up with this strike now won't make it back to Asia, and then back to the US in time for Christmas.