Gold and silver prices gained about 2 percent after a roller-coaster session that opened with a gut-wrenching dive in silver prices to their lowest in 2-1/2 years before an abrupt midday turnaround.
Crude oil prices rose on Monday, reversing early losses to trade higher by late morning in New York as the dollar weakened.
Asia's stock markets were in rally mode on Monday after better-than-expected U.S data boosted investor confidence in the global economic recovery.
Prices for U.S. Treasurys fell after data showed consumers grew more optimistic in May and an index of leading indicators pointed to economic growth ahead.
The dollar rose against a swath of currencies on Friday, rocketing to 4 1/2-year high against Japan's yen.
Gold fell for a seventh straight session on Friday, as speculation that the Federal Reserve may soon rein in monetary easing lifted the dollar.
Brent crude oil climbed for a third straight session, supported by a raft of strong economic data from top oil consumer the United States.
China's benchmark index out-performed the broader Asian market for a second straight session on Friday as investors cheered moves by the government to ease strict regulation while the rest of Asia's equity markets traded cautiously as concerns grew over a U.S. Federal Reserve exit from quantitative easing.
The U.S. dollar recovered to trade higher against the euro and yen late Thursday afternoon in a volatile session that saw the U.S. currency swing between gains and losses.
Stocks ended near session lows Thursday pressured by a handful of weak economic data and as some Fed officials stated their openness to tapering the central bank's bond-buying program in the coming months.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose on Thursday after data raised questions about the strength of the U.S. economy.
Gold settled lower at $1,386 per ounce after it hit a four-week low, declining for a sixth straight day for the first time in more than four years.
Brent oil futures climbed above $104 on Thursday, responding to dollar declines, while a jump in U.S. jobless claims capped gains.
Wall Street's stocks-are-cheap meme looks as if it will start coming under stress if what Citigroup calls a "profitless rally" continues.
European shares closed flat-to-lower on Thursday, pressured by downbeat data from the U.S. that included a jump in jobless claims and a drop in housing starts.
The Shanghai Composite rallied over 1 percent on Thursday as investors cheered news of easing regulations while Japan's Nikkei index closed off its five-and-a-half year peak after data showed that capital spending fell for a fifth straight month.
Some market watchers say they are starting to spot something that they haven't seen for a while: sellers moving back into stocks.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Wednesday for the first time in a week after data revealed weakness in manufacturing and subdued inflation.
The euro fell to a six-week low against a buoyant dollar on Wednesday, hurt by an unexpectedly large contraction of the euro zone economy.
Gold fell for a fifth straight session, hitting a four-week low below $1,400 as the dollar strengthened to a six-week high versus the euro, clouding gold's weak technical picture.
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