Asian stocks declined after a three-day rally as investors adopted a cautious tone ahead of key events from OPEC talks to the US jobs report and Italy's referendum. Nikkei 225 and Shanghai Composite are trading in red, while Hang Seng is marginally up.
Wall Street declined on Monday, weighed down by a pullback in the financial and consumer discretionary sectors as some investors booked profits on the heels of a record-setting week. The Dow had ended Monday down 0.28%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.53% and the Nasdaq 0.56%. The S&P 500 posted 21 new 52-week highs and no new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 180 new highs and 23 new lows.
The US dollar took a breather on Tuesday as global bonds steadied from their recent rout, while equities flatlined as political risk resurfaced in Europe ahead of a referendum in Italy this weekend.
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