It's a good day for tech investors.

Intel

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was moving higher in preopen trading after it said yesterday that fourth-quarter earnings were slightly better than lowered expectations. And, at least for the moment, investors didn't seem too concerned that Intel offered a glimpse of a darker future for the chip market this quarter. Stock futures were deep into positive territory.

In a separate story,

TheStreet.com

took a close look at Intel's numbers and

its coming quarters.

Intel wasn't alone in early trading. Most of the stocks moving this morning on

Instinet

were tech shares -- and they were gaining. Instinet is the electronic exchange where investors can get in their trades before the market officially opens. Leading the pack,

JDS Uniphase

(JDSU)

was up 7% to $51.50 and Internet bellwether

Yahoo!

(YHOO)

was up 4.6% to $28.63.

Router maker

Juniper Networks

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, which yesterday said it beat analyst expectations for its earnings, was popping 8.7% to $139.13.

TheStreet.com

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last night examined Juniper's

positive surprise.

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So investors can expect all signs to point toward green in techland when the market opens. Futures for the large-cap

Nasdaq 100

, which is heavily tech, were up 65 to 2580.50, putting them 87 points above

fair value.

S&P 500 futures were up 10.80 to 1346.30, placing them about 10 points above fair value, as calculated by

TheStreet.com

. Because fair value is a good gauge of how stocks will trade in early action, it's clear that investor sentiment before the bell is positive.

Overseas markets are mixed. In Asia, where trading is already completed for the day, the battered

Nikkei 225

gained .06% and the

Hang Seng

in Hong Kong fell 0.7%. In Europe, as the midsession of trading goes on, the major stock market indices are moving higher thanks to strength in technology. The

FTSE

in London is up 1.3%. Across the Channel, the

CAC-40

in Paris is up 1.9% and the German

DAX

is gaining 0.1%.

For more on after-hours trading, see Monday's

The Night Watch.