U.S. stocks closed lower as equities failed to shake off the losses of the last three days and investors weighed geopolitics ahead of earnings.
U.S. Treasury yields traded at 2 percent on Thursday after the Treasury Department sold $29 billion in seven-year notes.
European equities closed sharply lower on Thursday, extending the previous day's retreat, with geopolitics once again worrying markets.
U.S. stocks plunged, closing more than 1 percent lower as investors weighed the impact of the strong dollar on the economy and earnings.
The Treasury Department auctioned $35 billion in five-year notes at a high yield of 1.387 percent.
European equities finished lower on Wednesday despite better-than-expected data from Germany, as technology stocks slid.
The dollar was on track for its biggest one-day gain against the euro in a week on Thursday after traders reestablished bullish bets on the greenback.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies after weaker-than-expected U.S. data combined with a robust survey of German business morale.
Gold extended gains to a seventh session as soft U.S. data boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would keep interest rates low..
Gold traded higher on Wednesday, hitting 2-1/2 week highs as the euro edged higher against the dollar.
WTI settled 3.6 percent up at $49.21 a barrel on Wednesday on a weaker dollar, fighting in Yemen and speculative buying.
WTI settled at its highest levels since March 4 after Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies began airstrikes in Yemen.
Asian equity markets struggled for direction on Wednesday following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street overnight.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open on Thursday, with Dow futures tumbling 130 points after stocks plunged to close over 1 percent lower Wednesday.
U.S. stocks closed lower as investors attempted to find clarity on the timing of a rate hike amid concerns of the dollar's impact on earnings.
The U.S. Treasury Department auctioned off $26 billion of two-year notes at a high yield of 0.598 percent.
European equities finished higher on Tuesday, rising from session lows, as investors reacted to fresh economic data from the euro zone.
Brent fell on Tuesday as the dollar reversed losses and fear of global oversupply persisted, while strong U.S. data limited WTI's losses.
Asian stocks traded mixed late Tuesday as negative impact from the weaker-than-expected China data subsided.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Wednesday, as volatility in the dollar continued to spook markets.
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