The U.S. dollar demonstrated broad-based strength on Wednesday, bolstered by more upbeat comments on the U.S. economy
Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday, with indices in Japan and Shanghai ending at fresh multi-year highs.
Stocks rose Tuesday in a mild rebound from the prior day's drop, ahead of monthly data on car sales.
U.S. sovereign bonds fell on Tuesday, after the lengthy downturn in oil prices came to a halt overnight.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, as overnight gains in oil prices boosted energy stocks and an upturn on Wall Street helped sentiment.
Gold slipped on Tuesday on worries a strong dollar and volatile oil markets could undermine an overnight rally that lifted the yellow metal.
Brent crude slipped on Tuesday, trading in a band between about $70 and $72 and giving up some of Monday's gains.
Asian equities rose on Tuesday, with Shanghai and Japanese stocks closing at multi-year highs on hopes of Chinese stimulus and as investors dismissed Japan's rating downgrade.
The dollar rebounded on Tuesday, supported by a retreat in oil prices that has helped to lift it against commodity-linked currencies.
Stocks fell Monday as the holiday shopping season got off to a slow start.
Wall Street looked set for a higher open on Tuesday, after oil prices rose and Asian shares closed at multi-year highs.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly lower start on Wednesday, after a record Wall Street finish on Tuesday.
Bonds ended a six-session rally, with prices surrendering early gains and turning down on profit-taking ahead of Friday's key US unemployment report.
European shares closed lower Monday with the falling price of major commodities weighing heavily on the mining and energy sectors.
US oil rallied as data suggested that tumbling prices may have started to affect drilling activity in the fast-growing US shale oil industry.
Gold rebounded sharply from the 2 percent losses it posted after Switzerland voted against a proposal to boost its gold reserves
The dollar fell on Monday against the yen and euro as profit-taking emerged after it reached a seven-year high against the yen.
Japanese shares rose to a seven-year high on the first day of the month, while the rest of Asia's indices declined on oil prices and Chinese data.
U.S. stock index futures fell, as ratings agency Moody's downgraded Japan's credit rating and commodity prices continued to tumble.
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Black Friday amid a slide in oil prices following OPEC's announcement that it would not cut its output.
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