U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday as most investors moved to the sidelines.
Caution prevailed in Asian trade on Tuesday as investors grow concerned about the duration of global monetary stimulus ahead of Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke's testimony to the U.S Senate.
The U.S. dollar fell against the euro and yen on Monday as traders pared back expectations Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke would hint at tapering bond purchases this week.
U.S. government debt prices fell on Monday, as traders waited for further clues on whether U.S. growth will be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to taper its bond purchases.
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.
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