Asian stocks turned mixed on Thursday but dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to support sentiment.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars both jumped on Monday, after a promising China manufacturing survey.
Stocks on Thursday were little moved, a day after rallying on reassurances from the Fed.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-lower open on Friday, after the news that Obama will send 300 military advisers to Iraq.
Treasurys fell on Thursday after the government had to pay more to sell $7 billion in new 30-year Treasuries Inflation-Protected Securities.
Gold ended at a two month high as a lack of commitment by the Fed to raise interest rates sent metal investors rushing to buy back their bearish bets.
U.S. stocks wavered on Monday on strife in Iraq.
Brent crude jumped to a new nine-month high while U.S. oil rose modestly, amid concerns about Iraq's growing violence.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Thursday, after dovish comments from the Federal Reserve.
The dollar reversed some of its losses in a quiet session overnight after upbeat U.S. data helped temper the Federal Reserve's dovish outlook.
U.S. Treasury prices continued a morning rise ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting as investors hedged some bets that bonds are likely to weaken.
European shares closed flat on Wednesday, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Spot gold was modestly higher on Wednesday after the Fed announced that it would stay on course with its plan to trim its bond-buying program.
Brent rose past $114 a barrel on worries about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped as data showeddh smaller draw in domestic stocks.
The U.S. dollar held onto modest gains, having risen broadly after U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year in May.
Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday with risk appetite dealt a triple blow over developments in Iraq, Ukraine and Argentina.
Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Stocks climbed on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve continued to taper, and said the economy is rebounding.
Crude climbed to a nine-month high on Friday, as supply disruption fears took center stage.
Stocks fluctuated on Tuesday a day before the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
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