U.S. stocks erased losses in the final moments of trading as investors continued to gravitate to value shares.
At closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed positive, while the S&P 500 was little changed and the Nasdaq ended in negative territory.
Seoul shares closed higher on Tuesday to extend their gains to a fifth consecutive day on hopes for planned U.S.-China trade dialogue slated for next month.
The benchmark KOSPI moved up point-6 percent while the tech-heavy KOSDAQ
Oil futures ended lower Tuesday, as traders bet that the departure of U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton will ease tensions with Iran, potentially leading to the lifting of sanctions, which could put more oil on the market.
West Texas Intermediate fell point-8 percent to settle at 57 dollars and 74 cents a barrel while the Brent crude lost point-3 percent to trade at 62-38 per barrel.