A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm flashing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Asian stocks posted modest gains Tuesday aft

 

              A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm flashing Japan
A man walks in front of the electronic stock board of a securities firm flashing Japan's Nikkei 225 index, in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. Asian stocks posted modest gains Tuesday after Fed chief Ben Bernanke said the central bank's bond buying is providing crucial support for the U.S. economy, suggesting it will continue despite divisions with the Fed. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)