Gold hovered near its lowest in three months, dimming the metal's appeal as a currency hedge.
Investors bet that the U.S. economy is growing at a pace that is likely to lead the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates next year.
Asian stock markets were mostly higher on Tuesday amid light volumes as markets in South Korea and Hong Kong were closed for the Mid-Autumn Festival.
Stocks slipped Monday after a fifth week of gains lifted the S&P 500 to a record, with the Dow industrials close behind.
U.S. stock index futures turned higher on Tuesday, ahead of what is likely to be a quiet day for economic news.
U.S. Treasury yields fell amid fresh upheaval in the Ukraine and news that voters were leaning in favor of an independent Scotland.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.
Oil tumbled by nearly $1 on Monday, as Chinese and U.S. data pointed to slower-than-expected growth in the world's top oil consumers.
Gold settled at a three-month low on Monday as the dollar recovered losses made after a disappointing U.S. jobs report.
Sterling plunged on fears over the outcome of Scotland's upcoming independence referendum and the Australian and Brazilian currencies also dropped.
Asian equities started the week mixed on Monday as investors focused on a raft of economic data in China and Japan.
The U.S. Treasury bond curve flattened ahead of the U.S. August non-farm payrolls report due later on Friday.
Stocks rose on Friday as investors bypassed a surprisingly disappointing jobs report.
European shares were mostly lower on Friday as investors booked profit after U.S. nonfarm payrolls came in lower than expected.
Crude oil fell on Friday, as disappointing U.S. jobs data suggested economic growth may not be as robust in the world's biggest oil consuming economy.
Gold prices lost around 2 percent for the week, but managed to log a slight daily gain, recovering from a near three month low touched earlier.
The euro rose to session highs against the dollar after U.S. hiring in August fell far short of forecasts.
Asian stocks outside of Shanghai declined on Friday amid caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.
Wall Street looked set to open slightly lower, ahead of the August non-farm payrolls report due later on Friday.
Stocks erased record-setting gains Thursday, as cheer over the European Central Bank's unexpected rate cut faded.
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