Asian equities looked set to rise on Wednesday, bouncing back from a steep sell-off on Tuesday, while Australian stocks were seen opening weaker in a catchup after a Tuesday holiday.
The dollar rose to a almost a week high against a basket of currencies as volatility in equity markets around the world sapped investor appetite for riskier currencies.
"There is room for some consolidation".
E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 were 0.1% firmer.
South Korea and Hong Kong topped losers and fell more than 2% each, Japan slipped 0.9% and Chinese stocks shed 1.6%. The S&P 500 gained 0.36 per cent, however, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index slipped 0.12 per cent. The sell-off also saw Japanese stocks slip 1% and Chinese blue-chips tumble 2%, their biggest one-day loss since September 9.
MSCI's All-Country World index, which tracks stocks across 49 countries, was 0.2% stronger, while MSCI's emerging market stock index was 1.5% lower.
Earlier this month, he said in a web symposium with Princeton University that the USA economy is still far from the Fed's inflation and employment goals, and it is too early to discuss altering monthly bond purchases.
Simmering tensions in the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea also added to the reasons for caution in Chinese markets, where a jump in small-cap short bets has also caught regulators' attention.
Some investors - pointing to skyrocketing prices of assets such as bitcoin or, on Monday, the soaring stockprice of short-squeezed videogame retailer Gamestop - are beginning to worry markets are entering bubble territory.
Lukaku-Ibrahimovic, l'embrouille XXL — Italie
Fin de première période très tendue entre l'Inter Milan et le Milan AC (2-1) ce mardi en Coupe d'Italie! Auteur du premier but de la rencontre, Zlatan Ibrahimovic s'est ensuite chauffé avec Romelu Lukaku au moment où la mi-temps a été sifflée.
All eyes were on Washington, as USA lawmakers agreed that delivering COVID-19 vaccines to Americans should be a priority, even as they locked down the size of the pandemic relief package.
Traders are also keenly watching progress on the USA stimulus front after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats may try to pass much of the President's massive spending package with a majority vote, but it is not clear if they have the numbers to override Republican objections.
Financial markets have envisioned a massive package, although the disagreements have meant months of indecision in a country suffering from more than 175,000 cases of COVID-19 a day with millions of unemployed.
"Within the tech space, we are cautious on FANGS now, simply because there could be anti-trust laws that Biden would implement", Doo said.
"We expect the January FOMC to repeat and reinforce the Fed's existing dovishness, which is still significant given the recent taper discussions and other central banks' considerations to adapt policy", CitiFX strategist Ebrahim Rahbari said in a note.
The euro, which fell on Monday after a survey showed German business morale slumping, was flat at $1.21455.
The dollar advanced to a near one-week high against a basket of currencies, as volatility in stock markets around the globe sapped investors' appetite for riskier currencies.
The benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yield was last trading at 1.0482%, after earlier slipping a fraction to fresh three-week lows. The German DAX fell 1.7 per cent, France CAC 40 was down 1.6 per cent and the UK's FTSE 100 declined 0.8 per cent.
He also told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that he had tried to come on her show for months but was blocked by the Trump administration. According to a report from the Daily Beast, Donald Trump has been busy in Mar-a-Lago watching clips of Dr.
He wasn't expected to earn a starting job this off season, but his departure leaves a hole in the number backups. The redshirt freshman rushed the ball 65 times for 364 yards and three touchdowns in 2020.
Sutter completed the hat trick on a breakaway with 54 seconds left in the third period. "I just like that we stuck with our game. Tanner Pearson had a goal and an assist, and Tyler Motte, Quinn Hughes and Olli Juolevi also scored for the Canucks.
An excellent 64 in the final round ensured a second win for Clarke since his last bit of competitive play in November. Sunday's win was his second on tour. 'There's no unassailable lead because the guys make birdies, you saw that today.
In it to win it: Her twin sister took her plans so seriously that she wouldn't let herself be photographed at a college party. DeGeneres, 63, then pulled out some presidential campaign merchandise for Gorman that included T-shirts, pins, and mugs.
Florida, the third most populated state in the United States now has the fourth-highest death toll from the CCP virus nationwide. The cumulative death toll from the virus in Japan topped 5,000 over the weekend.
Both deaths were officially recorded on Friday, but a lag in the data means that they were only announced today. It means that 227 people are now confirmed to have died with Covid in the county's care homes.
It identified the victim as engineer Farman Ismayilov of Azerbaijan, the only non-Turkish crew member. The crew were initially able to hide, but the pirates broke into their safe area after six hours.
Brady in the way of Chiefs' second straight title
So, as you might imagine, a 9-0 first-quarter deficit against the Bills wasn't anything the Chiefs were going to stress out about. The Bills cut the lead to 21-12 with a 20-yard Bass field goal with 11 seconds remaining in the half.
USA says Biden's policy backs two-state solution in Mideast
Mills said that the United States will continue "to urge other countries" to follow suit in normalising relations with Israel . Palestinians had seen that as a betrayal of Arab pledges to make peace with Israel only after the Palestinians made peace.