S&P futures were slightly higher in after-hours trade late Monday evening, while Dow and Nasdaq futures edged lower following a brutal day for the U.S. benchmarks.

Dow futures fell 16 points, or 0.06% to 24,675 shortly after 10 p.m. EDT, S&P futures added 0.01% to 2,723, and Nasdaq futures were off 0.26% at 6,896.25.

Gold futures dipped 1.90, or 0.14%, to 1,315.90. Crude oil futures rose 0.31%.

In morning trade Tuesday, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 was down 177.91 points, or 0.83%, to 21,302.99 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was down 143.27 points, or 0.45% at 31,370,49. Indexes in Shanghai and Singapore were down about 0.20%.

U.S. stocks fell sharply on Monday, March 19, as Wall Street prepped for what could be the first of as many of four rate hikes from the Federal Reserve later this week and Action Alerts Plus holding Facebook Inc. (FB) was in hot water over reports that as many as 50 million of its users may have had their data compromised.

The CBOE Volatility Index, or VIX, spiked Monday amid the broad selloff.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 335 points, or 1.35%. The S&P 500 declined 1.42% and the Nasdaq finished down 1.84% as Facebook shares tumbled 6.8%.

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