U.S. stocks climbed on Friday, with the Dow industrials and S&P 500 knocking out a sixth week of record-clearing gains.
U.S. stock futures held modest gains on Friday after data had import prices falling more than expected and a gauge of manufacturing in the New York region slipping.
Oil futures rose moderately, but gains were limited by reports that a deal over Iran's nuclear program may be near.
Gold edged lower as investors took profits after two days of gains sparked by assurances from the likely new Federal Reserve chief.
The yen dropped to a two-month low against the dollar and a four-year trough versus sterling on Friday after Janet Yellen's dovish remarks.
Japanese shares outperformed on Thursday as the yen weakened while the rest of Asian investors cheered dovish remarks from Fed Vice Chairman Janet Yellen.
U.S. stocks rose on Thursday, lifting the Dow industrials and S&P 500 to their loftiest levels, as investors embraced signals sent by Janet Yellen.
European equities closed higher on Thursday following dovish remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen.
Crude ended higher on signs the Federal Reserve will keep its massive stimulus.
Gold settled higher after Fed chairman nominee Janet Yellen suggested the central bank's massive bond-buying stimulus will continue.
The safe-haven dollar and yen fell after Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen lifted investor appetite for riskier assets by defending the central bank's stimulus measures.
Asian shares followed their Wall Street peers lower as talk about a scaling back of the Federal Reserve's monetary stimulus weighed on sentiment.
U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday after a two-session rise, with Wall Street falling to session lows after being reminded that the Federal Reserve could reduce stimulus before the end of the year.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Wall Street on Thursday following dovish remarks from U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen.
U.S. stocks turned higher on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 positioned for record finishes, after upbeat earnings from retailing giant Macy's helped foster optimism about holiday shopping.
European equities closed down on Tuesday, as weak corporate results halted a recent rally.
Oil climbed more than $1 per barrel, as support from Libyan supply outages offset forecasts for increases in U.S. stockpiles.
Oil prices rose on Monday after Iran and six world powers failed to reach a deal on Tehran's nuclear program.
The dollar eased on Wednesday but still clung near a two-month high against the yen, supported by speculation that the U.S. Federal Reserve is on course to start reducing its stimulus as early as December.
Gold futures settled lower after Fed officials gave mixed signals on the timing for rolling back monetary stimulus.