U.S. stock index futures wavered on either side of neutral Wednesday after U.S. lawmakers reached a deal to fund the government past mid-January added to expectations the Federal Reserve will start cutting back its stimulus program.
U.S. stocksfell on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 retreating from a record close.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, ahead of the publication of the JOLTS jobs openings report.
U.S. Treasurys prices rose as investors focused on when the U.S. central bank is likely to pare back this $85-billion-a-month buying program.
European equities closed higher on Monday, still posting gains after a rally on U.S. jobs data last Friday.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday as investors remained cautious over the timing of the Fed's reduction of its stimulus program.
U.S. crude rose on Tuesday, reacting to news of progress toward the opening of a major pipeline that will transport oil from the Midwest.
Gold settled more than 2 percent higher and near a three-week high on Tuesday, boosted by technical buying.
Asian markets declined in tepid trade on Tuesday as investors digested a raft of Chinese economic reports and ignored a record close on Wall Street.
U.S. stocks closed higher for a second session on Monday as Wall Street weighed moves by the Fed.
Oil fell as well-supplied markets and limited demand from European refiners pushed prices lower.
The euro raced to a near six-week high against the dollar and scaled a fresh five-year peak versus the yen on Monday after strong U.S. payrolls data boosted risk appetite.
Gold fell after US jobs data beat forecasts, strengthening the case for the Fed to reduce bond purchases soon.
Indian shares outperformed on Thursday while the rest of region declined on uncertainty over when the Federal Reserve may taper its stimulus program.
Oil was supported by expectations of increased demand after the U.S. jobless rate fell to a five-year low in the world's top oil consumer.
The dollar rallied against the yen after stronger-than-expected jobs data stoked expectations the Fed may start reducing bond buying sooner than expected.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, after the all-important non-farm payrolls report for November.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday, as focus turned to the release of U.S. jobs data for clues on when the Fed could cut back its stimulus program.
Gold settled higher after a recent sharp unwinding of bullish bets by funds prompted some investors to think the metal was near a bottom.
U.S. stocks fell on Thursday after data had the economy growing more rapidly than expected.