Tuesday Outlook: Asian stocks defy Wall Street gains; US futures down

Oil steady; dollar flirts with 3-week low

  
A decoration for celebrating new year is seen next to a stock index board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 6, 2020.

A decoration for celebrating new year is seen next to a stock index board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, January 6, 2020.

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Asian shares defy Wall St gains as China rally cools
On Wall Street, the Nasdaq Composite on Monday staged its biggest one-day rally in a month, jumping 2.56%

Dollar flirts with 3-wk low as investors count on eventual stimulus
The dollar index stood at 93.036, just above Friday's near-three-week low of 92.997

Gold eases as dollar ticks up
U.S. gold futures were down 0.3% to $1,923

Oil prices steady amid return of supply, while COVID-19 lockdowns tighten
OPEC+ has curbed supply to help shore up oil prices amid coronavirus pandemic


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