U.S. stocks pared losses after turning lower on Wednesday as investors weighed comments from the Fed Chair on valuation amid higher yields and energy prices.
U.S. Treasury yields traded lower after a report showed the U.S. private sector added fewer jobs in April than expected.
European equities were lower on Wednesday as investors reacted to a slew of earnings reports and data, as the euro rallied against the dollar.
Asian equities sold off on Wednesday, as weak corporate results in Sydney and an unimpressive U.S. lead took a toll on trading sentiment.
The euro rose towards two-month highs against the dollar, buoyed by rising German Bund yields that narrowed the gap over U.S. Treasuries.
Gold extended gains to a third session on Wednesday, boosted by weakness in the dollar and mixed U.S. economic data.
Oil bulls have pushed prices higher this week, after a 20% rally in April.
U.S. stocks closed about 1 percent lower on Tuesday as investors eyed higher bond yields, mixed domestic data and renewed concerns over Greece.
U.S. Treasury yields were little changed on Tuesday after selling off on Monday, as a busy week of data lies ahead.
European equities closed sharply lower on Tuesday, following U.S. stocks down as investors kept an eye on the ongoing Greece bailout drama and bank earnings.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a firm open, following the previous day's sharp falls and amid key data releases as yields held near recent highs.
Chinese shares plummeted on Tuesday, while their counterparts in Sydney witnessed volatile trade following the Reserve Bank of Australia's rate cut.
U.S. stocks closed higher, following positive momentum from Europe, as investors looked to Fed speeches and data for signals on rate hike timing.
The dollar fell from three-week highs against the yen and one-week peaks versus the euro.
U.S. crude on Tuesday rose to a five-month high above $61 per barrel.
Bonds were higher, hewing to narrow ranges on a combination of consolidation from last week's decline and low trading volumes in Tokyo and London.
European equities were trading slightly higher Monday, although the U.K.'s FTSE 100 index was closed for a public holiday.
Asian shares pared losses and edged up on Monday, as less-than-stellar data from China fueled bets of further support measures.
The dollar edged higher in thin trading after a two-week drop tied to data suggesting the U.S. economy might be stabilizing.
Gold rose as prices rebounded from the previous session's six-week low, but remained under pressure as the dollar firmed.
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