Stocks jumped Wednesday, with the S&P 500 rebounding from a five-session dive.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open ahead of a slew of earnings and jobs data, following the release of the latest Fed minutes.
U.S. Treasury debt prices turned flat on Wednesday after the Fed released the minutes from its mid-December meeting.
Europe shares ended higher on Wednesday with investors anticipating more stimulus by the European Central Bank (ECB).
Equity markets in Asia were mixed amid choppy trade on Wednesday as the hunt for a bottom in oil prices continues, while nagging worries over Greece curbed trading sentiment.
Gold eased slightly after a three-day winning streak as the dollar and equities strengthened.
The euro hit another nine-year low against the dollar on Wednesday, after data for the euro zone revealed that prices were falling in the region.
U.S. stocks looked set for a small rebound on Wednesday, ahead of the Fed's latest policy meeting minutes and unemployment and trade data.
Stocks fell Tuesday as investors fretted the implications of crude's failure to find a floor.
U.S. government debt prices spiked on Tuesday as the price of oil price continued its free-fall and Greece prepares for a snap general election.
The price of oil put pressure on European markets on Tuesday with the commodity continuing to be a main driver of global asset markets.
Gold hit three-week highs as sliding oil prices knocked stock markets and concerns simmered over Greece's future in the euro zone.
Oil prices sank to fresh 5-1/2-year lows extending losses after a 5 percent plunge in the previous session.
Mounting anxiety over the relentless fall in oil prices and growth concerns over China dragged Asian stock indices to new lows on Tuesday.
The safe-haven yen rose as investor risk aversion mounted following a sharp drop in crude oil and stocks.
Stocks dropped on Monday, with energy companies leading losses as the price of oil fell to its lowest since 2009.
Medium and longer-dated U.S. Treasury notes climbed on Monday, as U.S. stock index futures fell, pressured by the fall in oil prices.
European shares closed sharply lower on Monday as concerns over the health of the euro zone resurfaced and oil prices fell below a 2009 low.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a flat to higher open on Tuesday, as the price of oil continued its precipitous decline.
Gold rose one percent as global shares fell on concerns over the future of Greece in the euro zone and lower oil prices.
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