Gold held recent gains to trade near a two-week high on Friday and was headed for its biggest weekly jump since January.
U.S. crude surged 5 percent after positive comments about Greece by German Chancellor Angela Merkel boosted the euro against the dollar.
After a lackluster morning session, Asian stocks mostly advanced on Friday, with Tokyo, Shanghai and Sydney markets finishing the week at new highs.
U.S. stocks closed mixed on Thursday as investors weighed the Federal Reserve statement that indicated a rate hike would come gradually.
U.S. Treasury yields slipped on Thursday after heavy declines following Wednesday's dovish statement from the Fed.
European equities closed mostly flat to higher on Thursday, as investors reacted to a dovish statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Oil prices fell as a rebounding dollar and Kuwait's stance that OPEC had no choice but to keep producing undercut the previous day's rally.
The dollar nursed hefty losses, having suffered its biggest one-day fall against the euro in six years after the Federal Reserve struck a dovish tone.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open, as investors digested earnings reports and awaited speeches by two U.S. Fed policymakers.
Gold posted its biggest daily percentage gain since Jan. 30 following a more cautious than expected interest rate statement from the Fed.
Asian equities outside Japan traded higher on Thursday as investors welcomed a dovish statement from the Federal Reserve.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher as investors cheered the Fed's statement that indicated a rate hike would come later rather than sooner.
U.S. government debt prices climbed, weighing on yields, Wednesday as traders await a statement from the Federal Open Market Committee.
European equities closed mixed on Wednesday as investors await the outcome of the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Rebounding from steep losses in the previous session on a cautious Fed statement on interest rates, the dollar rose broadly.
Oil prices jumped more than 5 percent on Wednesday as the dollar fell after the Federal Reserve issued a statement on interest rates.
Gold steadied above a more than four-month low as investors remained cautious pending the conclusion of a Federal Reserve meeting.
Stocks in Japan and China settled at new multi-year highs for the second straight session as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Thursday, after closing sharply higher Wednesday following a dovish statement from the Fed.
U.S. stocks closed mostly lower ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee's statement that could shed light on the timing of an interest rate hike.
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