Gold ended modestly lower after a clutch of U.S. data that fed new fears about economic growth and sparked safe-haven buying demand.
U.S. crude oil futures climbed to two-week highs on expectations for another draw on stocks at contract's delivery point at Cushing, OK.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Tuesday as investors welcomed a record Wall Street finish.
Stocks opened higher on Monday, lifting the S&P 500 to within reach of record territory.
The euro steadied against the dollar on Wednesday and rebounded from a 16-month trough against the British pound.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher start to Wall Street trade on Tuesday, with shares in Asia and Europe boosted.
Treasurys prices fell before a heavy week of data, including retail sales and inflation reports, which will be watched for signs of economic strength.
European shares closed at six-year highs on Monday, with strong buying seen in the basic resources sector.
Gold settled lower, logging its second straight weekly loss as the dollar took support from euro weakness and traders awaited further news on Ukraine.
The euro slid further in early trade in Europe on Friday after strong words from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi that halted its march this year to a 2-1/2 year high.
Gold ended about 1 percent higher as Ukraine tensions spurred safe-haven buying, but a lack of strong physical demand could weigh on prices.
The euro fell against sterling on growing bets the European Central Bank and the Bank of England will take opposite courses of action.
The euro bounced back thanks to the Bank's of England's loose monetary policy and Asian central banks.
Chinese shares outperformed on Monday as investors cheered the latest market reforms while geopolitical tensions weighed on the rest of region.
U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with consumer discretionary leading late session gains.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Monday, after the Dow Jones's all-time high close on Friday.
U.S. bonds held steady on Friday, after a cross-country rally in government debt in the previous session.
European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend.
The euro slid after strong words from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi halted its march to a 2-1/2 year high.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Friday, ahead of first quarter results from Liberty Interactive and Ralph Lauren.
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