European shares continued their push higher to close up on Friday, after investors reacted positively to U.S. payrolls data.
Crude pared gains on Wednesday, amid news that Ukraine's president-elect was working on a peace plan with Russia.
The euro rose against the dollar and the yen on Monday, on confidence that the ECB will not be easing policy again soon.
Gold fell as the dollar swung into positive territory, after the U.S. jobs report came in almost exactly in line with expectations.
The euro weakened against the dollar, as yield differentials between Treasuries and Bunds widened to multi-year highs.
Asian shares were mostly lower on Friday as caution over U.S. jobs data overshadowed Wall Street's record and the ECB's stimulus measures.
U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Friday, as investors eagerly awaited official non-farm payrolls (NFP) data for May.
U.S. Treasurys were steady as investors took profits from the recent rally, before Thursday's highly anticipated European Central Bank meeting.
U.S. stocks closed at record highs on Thursday after the European Central Bank cuts its deposit rate and investors looked to Friday's jobs report.
Treasurys gained in choppy trading after the ECB cut interest rates to record lows and announced new measures meant to stimulate the region's economy.
European shares closed higher, as investors digested the raft of stimulus measures announced by the ECB.
Gold logged it biggest one day gain in about three weeks on Thursday after the ECB cut interest rates to record lows.
Crude was buoyed by optimism that monetary stimulus in the euro zone, and demand in the U.S., will lift economic growth and demand.
Asian equities closed mixed in choppy trading Thursday, as traders braced for a highly-anticipated European Central Bank meeting.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday, ahead of the ECB's interest rate announcement and news conference.
Stocks rose on Wednesday after a measure of the U.S. services sector climbed more than expected.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday after the release of business activity data for the euro zone showed a small downtick for last month.
Gold ended higher for the first time in six days on Tuesday as stock markets beat a retreat after a series of record highs on Wall Street.
Gold settled modestly lower on Wednesday as investors remained cautious ahead of a European Central Bank meeting and a payrolls report.
Asian equities were mixed on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to key risk events this week.
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