The euro declined to a three-week low against the U.S. dollar and fell against Japan's yen on Wednesday after ECB President Mario Draghi highlighted risks to euro zone growth and said monetary policy will stay accommodative.
Asian stock markets surrendered early gains on Wednesday with the Shanghai Composite index leading declines as investors continued to worry about strained liquidity conditions in China despite reassurance from the central bank.
Crude oil prices ended near flat in a sluggish day of trading on Tuesday as stronger equity markets put a floor under prices and Brent's premium over U.S. crude slid below $6.
Gold settled lower at $1,275 on Tuesday as positive housing and consumer confidence data boosted the dollar.
The Shanghai Composite halted a two-day sell-off on Tuesday on rumors that the central bank will hold a press conference with financial regulators to address liquidity conditions.
Brent and U.S. crude prices recovered from an early sell-off to three-week lows on Monday, rising as record flooding in Canada's main oil producing province threatened exports to the United States.
US government bond prices bounced back, with yields falling from near two-year highs, though investors remained nervous that the Fed could soon pare back its bond purchase program.
The euro hit session highs on Monday, rallying from nearly three week lows, in tandem with U.S. stocks paring their losses and commodities gaining sharply.
Gold settled lower at $1,277.10 on Monday, extending last week's 7 percent slide as fears of a cash crunch in China spooked investors.
The Shanghai Composite fell below the 2,000 mark on Monday to close at a fresh 2013 low with losses accelerating after comments from the central bank exacerbated fears that Beijing will not give into easing pressure.
Oil slid for a second day in choppy trade, with Brent posting its biggest two-day drop since September as the U.S. dollar rallied.
U.S. Treasurys prices fell on Friday on jitters over when the Federal Reserve is likely to begin to pare back its bond-buying program.
The U.S. dollar was headed for its biggest weekly gain in almost a year against major currencies on Friday.
Gold settled higher at $1,292 on Friday after hitting near three-year lows sustaining its biggest weekly drop in almost two years after the U.S. central bank signaled an end to QE.
Asian equities moved off session lows on Friday as fears over a liquidity crunch in China eased and as investors engaged in bargain-hunting after the previous day's severe sell-off.
The dollar trimmed its gains versus the euro and yen after data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week.
Brent crude oil futures dropped to $102 in the biggest one-day decline since November as part of a cross-market rout sparked by the Fed plan to wind down monetary stimulus.
Gold hit its lowest in more than 2-1/2 years on Thursday, with investors exiting in droves after the Fed gave its most explicit signal yet that it plans to bring end QE.
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.
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.
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