Stocks declined Thursday, with sentiment hit by a larger-than-expected drop in European inflation.
U.S. bonds rose on Thursday, partially recovering after Wednesday's strong GDP read piqued fears of a forthcoming rise in interest rates.
European shares closed lower on Thursday with investors reacting to quarterly earnings and some disappointing data from the euro zone.
Gold settled near a six-week low on Thursday, ignoring sharp losses in the S&P 500 equities index.
U.S. crude tumbled to a more than 4-month low under $100 a barrel on news of a lengthy shutdown at a key oil refinery in Kansas.
The dollar held just below a 10-month high against a basket of currencies on Thursday after the Fed said it is no rush to raise interest rates.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday as profit-taking overshadowed robust U.S. economic data overnight.
Stocks turned mostly lower Wednesday as better-than-expected growth in the second quarter fostered talk of Fed rate hikes.
U.S. stock-index futures ticked lower on Thursday, as investors awaited a blast of earnings and the usual weekly jobless figures.
Bond yields rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it will taper another $10 billion.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, as investors reacted to fresh sanctions against Russia, big-name earnings and U.S. GDP.
Gold was trading in a tight range below $1,300 an ounce, as investors nervously awaited the end of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Oil prices fell amid excess supplies in Europe and Asia, and despite a larger-than-expected drop in nationwide stockpiles.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Wednesday, after the Fed announced it will cut its asset buying program by another $10 billion.
Asian equity markets were mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of key risk events in the United States.
Stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street after data had the economy growing 4 percent in the second quarter.
Stocks fell Tuesday as geopolitical issues came back into play, offsetting upbeat earnings.
Bond prices were higher on Tuesday after the U.S. government's auction of five-year Treasury notes, the second of three debt auctions this week.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as investors reacted to corporate earnings while keeping an eye for fresh sanctions against Russia.
Gold rebounding from a one-month low, as heightened tensions over Ukraine prompted speculators to buy back bullion.
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