The most important number for COMEX gold is $1,540 an ounce. This has determined the precious metal's course in the past and could do so going forward.
The yen rose against the dollar for the first time in a week on Tuesday, rebounding from a 3 1/2-year low, as short and long-term investors opted to book profits.
After busting through records, some traders say the stock-market bulls will keep running as a mentality of "the train is leaving the station" triggers more buying.
The bulls keep running on Wall Street, and a big part of the reason is because of investor confidence in the growing economic strength of American households, the New York Times reports.
U.S. stock index futures struggled for direction Monday, following the Dow's rally to a record high, amid disappointing economic data from China and ongoing negotiations on the U.S. budget.
U.S. Treasury debt prices slipped on Monday as U.S. employment growth and stock market gains curbed demand for U.S. safe-haven debt.
Tokyo and Sydney stocks jumped to new multi-year highs on Monday, lifted by Friday's stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data, while other Asian markets lost ground as mixed economic data from China weighed on sentiment.
Gold rose slightly, as mixed Chinese economic data and Italy's credit downgrade encouraged some appetite for the metal as a safe haven, but prices were held in check by a firmer dollar.
Bank stocks held European shares below 4-1/2 years highs on Monday, depressed by a worsening outlook for Italy's public finances.
Strong U.S. jobs data have given the dollar a leg up in the forex market, suggesting that an improving outlook for the world's largest economy is taking over as the main driving force for dollar gains.
Oil fell below $110 on Monday after data from China revived worries over the economic recovery.
The dollar rose against the yen Monday, trading near a 3 1/2-year high set the previous session when strong U.S. jobs data spurred speculation the Federal Reserve could back away from its ultra-loose monetary policy.
Stocks finished higher across the board Friday with the Dow setting a new record high and all three major averages up more than 2 percent for the week, boosted by a stronger-than-expected monthly government payrolls number.
We "suspect a drop is now likely to unfold over the next several months," Piper analysts said, adding that their full-year forecast is for a "hop, a drop and a pop."
A better-than-expected jobs report may be sending the "wrong signal" about the economy, Goldman Sachs' top economist told CNBC.
Tax increases and reduced government spending will have a severe impact on economic growth in the United States this year, Nouriel Roubini told CNBC.
The stock market's run will result in either a 20 percent correction or a more nasty sell off at some point this year, Marc Faber told CNBC.
Brent crude futures clawed back above $110 per barrel on Friday after US payrolls data confirmed that labor markets were on a path toward sustained job creation.
Prices of U.S. Treasurys fell on Friday, boosting benchmark yields to an 11-month high as data showed U.S. job growth picked up more than expected in February.
The dollar surged to a three-and-a-half year high against the yen on Friday and Dennis Gartman, editor of "The Gartman Letter" told CNBC that it will only soar higher, reaching 125 against the yen in the next two years.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
Standard & Poor's decision to cut Spain's credit rating to one notch above junk status is weighing on markets.