(Bloomberg) -- A rally in global equities cooled Wednesday as investors balanced optimism spurred by vaccine and political developments against a still challenging economic outlook amid the pandemic. The dollar steadied.A gauge of Asia-Pacific shares gave up an earlier climb of about 1%. Stocks in South Korea and China turned lower, while Japan posted modest gains. S&P 500 futures edged up after the index closed at an all-time high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped 30,000 for the first time. Treasuries were little changed. Oil held at about $45 a barrel in New York, while copper touched the highest since 2014.Positive vaccine news as well as the formal start of President-elect Joe Biden’s transition to power -- including the selection of Janet Yellen as Treasury secretary -- have fueled optimism about the outlook. At the same time, restrictions to curb surging coronavirus infections threaten to impede the global economic recovery. The MSCI gauge of global shares remains up 13% in November, set for its best month since it began in 1988.Next up Wednesday comes a slew of U.S. economic indicators, from jobless claims to readings on consumer confidence and personal income. Minutes of the most recent Federal Open Market Committee are also due.“Now, there’s big event risk up ahead: FOMC minutes,” said Ilya Spivak, head Asia Pacific strategist at DailyFX. “So markets don’t seem keen on follow-through. The worry is that the Fed will continue to signal that they’re keeping to a hands-off posture. No tightening, but no new easing either.”Elsewhere, Bitcoin retreated after topping $19,000. In New Zealand, bond yields climbed to the highest since July as the case for negative interest rates wanes.Here are some key events coming up:Minutes of the most recent Federal Open Market Committee meeting are due Wednesday.U.S. jobless claims, GDP and personal spending data come Wednesday.U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer will lay out spending plan on Wednesday.Thursday sees a policy decision and briefing from the Bank of Korea.U.S. celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.The week ends with Black Friday, the traditional start of the U.S. holiday shopping season.These are the main moves in markets:StocksS&P 500 Index futures added 0.1% as of 6 a.m. in London. The gauge rose 1.6% on Tuesday.Japan’s Topix index advanced 0.3%.Hang Seng Index rose 0.5%.Shanghai Composite Index dipped 0.7%.South Korea’s Kospi index fell 0.6%.Euro Stoxx 50 futures advanced 0.1%.CurrenciesThe Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed.The euro bought $1.1903, up 0.1%.The yen was at 104.48 per dollar, little changed.The offshore yuan traded at 6.5768 per dollar.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries held at 0.88%.Australia’s 10-year yield climbed about four basis points to 0.93%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.5% to $45.15 a barrel.Gold was at $1,803.90 an ounce, down 0.2%.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.