U.S. stock-index futures rose Tuesday as investors looked to economic reports, earnings and the Fed's mid-week policy decision.
Stocks were little changed on Monday amid activity on the corporate-deal front.
The Treasury Department auctioned $29 billion of 2-year notes at a high yield of 0.54 percent, the highest yield since May 2011.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with investors focused on corporate earnings as well as developments in Ukraine and Gaza.
Gold rebounding from a one-month low, as heightened tensions over Ukraine prompted speculators to buy back bullion.
Gold held above $1,300 an ounce as heightened tensions with Russia, and violence in the Middle East, boosted its safe-haven appeal.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Monday, led by a rally in Chinese markets, on optimism about the health of the world's second-largest economy.
U.S. stocks finished lower on Friday weighed by Amazon's weak earnings and Visa's lowered outlook, in addition to ongoing geopolitical concerns.
U.S. Treasury debt prices jumped on Friday ahead of a Federal Reserve policymakers' meeting next week.
U.S. stock-index futures declined early on Monday, as investors continued to monitor geopolitical risks.
European shares ended the day lower, as concerns about the impact of further sanctions against Russia weighed amid ongoing unrest in Ukraine.
Oil fell on Thursday, as unseasonably weak demand and plentiful supplies of crude and refined products offset strong Chinese factory data.
Brent crude oil rose above $108 a barrel, as fighting in Ukraine and chilly relations between Russia and the U.S. ignited new supply fears.
The euro climbed from an eight-month low on Thursday after German and French business activity beat expectations.
The dollar fell slightly against the euro ahead of Wednesday's release of US gross domestic product growth and a Fed policy announcement.
The euro struggled to hold above eight-month lows against the dollar on Friday, hurt by a dive in Germany's Ifo survey of business sentiment.
Asian equity markets finished mostly higher on the final trading day of the week following another record close for the S&P 500 overnight.
U.S. stocks closed little changed on Thursday, with the S&P touching highs, as investors weighed mostly upbeat earnings and mixed economic reports.
Crude dipped in choppy trading as traders searched for direction amidst political tensions in Ukraine and Gaza.
Treasury debt prices fell after data showed initial jobless claims in the world's largest economy dropped to their lowest in more than eight years,
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Oil is skidding amid oversupply and concerns about slowing growth and deflation.
Companies are maintaining guidance for the fourth quarter, easing concerns that slower global growth will hit Q4 earnings.
David S. Cohen is the Treasury's intelligence strategist and global enforcer against illicit funding. NYT reports.