Spreadbetters expected European stocks to open flat to firmer, with Britain’s FTSE starting little changed, Germany’s DAX adding 0.2 percent and France’s CAC up 0.05 percent.
President Donald Trump will meet French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a G7 summit this week.
Asian shares were on the defensive on Tuesday after investors took profits in high-flying U.S. technology shares on fears of stiffer regulation.
Japan's Nikkei .N225 extended early losses to drop 0.9 percent as exporters were undermined by recent broad-based strength in the yen.
Energy shares dropped with oil prices CLc1 and the sector had the biggest daily decline in the S&P 500.
Chief executive of Nasdaq Adena Friedman said Monday that large companies with dual listings in different time zones can generate more liquidity from investors.
Dow notched its biggest intraday decline in history with a nearly 1,600-point drop and Wall Street erased its gains for the year.
The Nasdaq rose to hit a new intraday high on Monday, buoyed by the news of a potential $103-billion megadeal in the chip sector.
The S&P and the Dow were higher on Wednesday, as oil prices rise, while Apple's 1 percent drop limited gains on the Nasdaq.
Wall Street climbed on Friday as a surge in the tech sector and a rally in Amazon shares helped push the Nasdaq to its best day in nearly a year.
Singapore's (SGX) (SGXL.SI) and Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) said on Wednesday they were teaming up to woo fast-growing Asian tech firms.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday, driven by a jump in IBM after it hinted at a return to revenue growth.
All three major U.S. stock index rose to record closing highs on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average less than 50 points below 23,000.
A surge in technology stocks sent the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq to record highs on Friday, but the gains were kept in check by a drop in banks.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq reversed course to scale new record highs on Wednesday after Rex Tillerson denied reports that he had considered resigning.
The S&P 500 ended slightly higher on Monday as financial stocks rose ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting, but the Nasdaq pared gains sharply.