Weak Chinese manufacturing data on Thursday helped put a floor under U.S. Treasurys prices, which steadied after first extending losses in Asia when Bernanke signaled that the U.S. central bank could begin tapering later this year.
Gold fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday to its lowest level since a 15 percent plunge in mid-April, after the Fed signalled it would slow the pace of bond purchases later this year.
U.S. oil prices were steady below $99 on Wednesday as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to shed some light on its plan.
The U.S. dollar rose broadly on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled it would begin to dial down stimulus this year as the economic outlook improves.
Asian equities got hammered on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled an end to its bond-buying program while weak factory activity in China added to market gloom.
US Treasurys prices slid as the Federal Reserve chairman suggested the US central bank was prepared to reduce its bond purchases if its economic outlook proves correct.
U.S. crude prices settled lower on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve rendered a widely-expected decision on interest rates.
Gold prices erased earlier gains on Wednesday as investors digested the possibility of tapering and the US dollar rose.
The U.S. dollar reversed early losses and rose against the euro and yen on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it sees diminished downside risks to the economy.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index soared to a one-week high on Wednesday, underpinned by continued weakness in the yen and optimism about the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
The effects of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program are looking more lackluster and more disruptive to market functioning, according to the latest CNBC Fed survey.
Stocks rallied to finish near session highs Tuesday, with the Dow soaring nearly 150 points, as members of the Federal Reserve kicked off their two-day meeting to discuss the future of the central bank's bond-buying program.
Oil prices ended slightly higher in sluggish trading as the market awaited the Federal Reserve's policy statement that is expected to show whether it will reduce monetary stimulus.
European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, after better-than-expected economic data from Germany, and stock market gains in the U.S.
Most U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday, as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.
The U.S. dollar rose for a second day against the yen on Tuesday as some traders bet the Federal Reserve may signal it is almost ready to reduce its bond buying program.
Gold futures settled lower at $1366 per ounce as U.S. equities rallied and bullion buyers took to the sidelines before the conclusion of a two-day Fed policy meeting.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Tuesday, as nervous investors awaited the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee's latest update on its stimulus program.
Brent crude oil futures touched a 10-week high close to $107 a barrel on Monday as tensions in the Middle East rose, but prices finished slightly lower on the day after a late sell-off in U.S. gasoline futures.
Gold settled lower at $1,383 on Monday as a Wall Street rally decreased the need for safe-haven buying, with investors awaiting this week's US Fed meeting.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
Standard & Poor's decision to cut Spain's credit rating to one notch above junk status is weighing on markets.