Gold eased on Tuesday, but held above $1,300 an ounce as escalating global tensions burnished its safe-haven appeal.
Crude dipped in choppy trading as traders searched for direction amidst political tensions in Ukraine and Gaza.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday with investors shrugging off concerns surrounding events in both Gaza and Ukraine.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday, as developments over the downed Malaysia Airlines plane helped stabilize sentiment.
Yields fell on Tuesday as benign US inflation data suggested less pressure for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates sooner than expected.
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, building on gains after CPI rose in June, with sentiment also stabilized by encouraging earnings reports.
Oil rose on Wednesday, with U.S. crude outpacing Brent, after oil stockpiles in the United States fell more than expected.
Gold ended the trading session lower on Wednesday, pressured by firmer stock markets after positive U.S. data and corporate earnings.
Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as profit-taking offset a positive lead from Wall Street overnight.
Asian equity markets rose on Tuesday as geopolitical concerns in eastern Ukraine and the Gaza strip eased.
The euro hit an eight-month low against the dollar on Wednesday as worries drove investors away from the single currency.
Stocks declined Monday as global disapproval of Russia increased after the downing of a passenger plane in Ukraine.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat-to-higher start to trade on Wednesday, with earnings due early from Boeing and PepsiCo.
U.S. Treasury prices continued to rise on Monday on safe haven demand heightened by investor caution over unrest in the Middle East and Ukraine.
European shares closed lower on Monday as sentiment remained subdued due to the ongoing tensions in Gaza and Ukraine.
Gold steadied above $1,300, aided by anticipation of increased geopolitical risks as the U.S. began demanding answers from Russia after MH17.
Oil rallied as investors closely watched an intensifying crisis with Moscow over the downing of a civilian jet in Ukraine.
Asian stocks ended Monday mostly lower due to ongoing geopolitical tensions while volumes were light with Japan shut for a public holiday.
Stocks rose Friday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from its largest drop since April 10.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, with investor sentiment subdued due to the ongoing turmoil in Gaza and Ukraine.
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