U.S. stocks closed mildly higher as investors digested Fed Chair Janet Yellen's remarks remained cautious ahead of first quarter earnings in April.
U.S. sovereign bonds rose on Friday, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
European equities closed mixed on Friday, but lower on the week, as investors mulled the growing conflict in Yemen.
Asian equities were mixed on Friday due to worries over Yemen, with Japan's benchmark index leading the losses on profit-taking and weak data.
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.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday, as Wall Street attempted to halt this week's losses.
European equities finished lower on Wednesday despite better-than-expected data from Germany, as technology stocks slid.
The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
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.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Thursday following a sharp selloff on Wall Street overnight and an escalation of political turmoil in Yemen.
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 eased as traders booked profits after a seven-day rally and as the dollar rebounded on strong U.S. data.
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.
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