European stocks closed mixed on Tuesday as as the crisis in Ukraine curbed enthusiasm for riskier assets.
U.S. oil fell by more than $1 per barrel, pressured by a drop in China's exports that stoked slowdown fears.
Gold settled higher as fears of an economic slowdown in China and Ukraine's geopolitical crisis keep investors seeking safe-haven bullion.
Stocks staged a mixed finish Friday, with the S&P 500 not far from its record high.
Asian stocks overcame an uninspiring handover the U.S. to trade higher on Tuesday after posting steep declines in the previous session.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday, with stocks in Asia and Europe rebounding.
Stocks fell on Monday, a session after the S&P hit another all-time high.
U.S. Treasury bonds traded roughly flat following poor data out of both Japan and China.
European shares closed lower lower on Monday with basic resources stocks weighing heavily on bourses after weak data from China.
U.S. oil rose more than $1 a barrel as tensions lingered in Ukraine and a report showed U.S. job growth accelerated by more than expected.
Gold settled higher as support from the standoff in Ukraine offset pressure from last week's strong US jobs data and weakness in other commodities.
The U.S. dollar was supported by hopes U.S. job growth would pick up in the wake of last week's data.
Asian shares were a lackluster sight on Monday, with major indexes across the region registering steep declines.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-higher open on Monday, after Asian stocks plunged following poor data out of both Japan and China.
U.S. Treasury yields rose following the release of U.S. non-farm payrolls employment report.
European stocks closed lower on Friday, as Ukraine fears lingered during a week dominated by events in Crimea.
Gold gained about 1 percent, gaining support from the ECB's decision not take fresh action to inject liquidity into the eurozone's financial system.
Oil was whipsawed on Thursday, as geopolitical risks over Ukraine competed with economic data pointing to weaker demand.
Gold ended 1 percent lower after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
Unexpectedly strong non-farm payroll data boosted the dollar, despite the cold winter across much of the United States.
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