US markets were poised for a higher open with results from Netflix and Kimberly-Clark and an anticipated Alibaba prospectus in focus.
Yields fell slightly as investors mulled a drop in Japan's export growth and tensions in Ukraine.
Gold edged higher on Monday as heightened tensions in Ukraine sparked some safe-haven buying.
Brent futures dropped towards $109 a barrel on Monday as investors took profits after steep gains.
The dollar firmed in early Asian trading on Monday, though a tense situation in Ukraine was likely to keep traders on their toes.
Asian shares fell on Monday with the absence of a lead from Wall Street last week due to the Easter holidays.
The yen slipped to 10-day lows against the dollar on Friday following upbeat U.S. economic data and hopes for an end to violence in Ukraine.
Stocks wavered between gains and losses on Thursday amid a slew of quarterly earnings.
U.S. bonds held modest losses on Thursday, as dovish remarks from Janet Yellen and rising demand for stocks softened demand.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, as investors focused on Wall Street earnings and the latest U.S. jobs data.
Brent crude futures turned lower after Russia said top diplomats have agreed to take immediate steps toward calming tensions in Ukraine.
Gold ended lower as the dollar gained and accommodative Fed policy counterbalanced worries over the strength of Chinese demand.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday in quiet trade with many regional markets shut for the Easter holidays, except for Japan, China and South Korea.
The dollar fell against a basket of currencies on Thursday after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen reiterated an accommodative monetary policy stance.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Wednesday in a choppy session with activity subdued ahead of Friday's Easter holidays.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open, with multiple big names reporting earnings before Wall Street opens.
US stocks rose Wednesday after better-than-expected earnings from Yahoo.
U.S. bonds fell back on Wednesday, as the previous session's stock market rally caused investors' bid for "safe-haven" assets to wane.
European shares closed higher on Wednesday, as better-than-expected Chinese growth data and a slew of earnings releases buoyed sentiment.
Gold ended near a three-week high as mounting tensions in Ukraine curbed investor appetite for risk, boosting bullion's appeal a safe haven.
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