Gold futures settled higher after choppy trading as the dollar continued its rally ahead of the March Federal Reserve meeting.
Wall Street looked set to open higher on Monday, as markets await news from this week's U.S. Federal Reserve's meeting.
U.S. stocks traded higher as mixed economic data indicated to some investors that the Fed will not raise interest rates as early as anticipated.
U.S. sovereign bonds continued to gain on Thursday, ahead of a $13 billion Treasury auction of 30-year bonds.
The euro extended gains against the dollar after surprisingly weak February retail sales data, recovering from an earlier 12-year low in Asian trade.
Gold rose as a retreat in the dollar from 12-year highs arrested an eight-session slide, but expectations of US rate rise kept prices under pressure.
European equities closed flat on Thursday, as investors reacted to earnings and banking news.
Oil prices weakened on Thursday, surrendering early gains in volatile trading before the expiry of front-month crude contracts.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly lower open as uncertainty over the timing of an interest rate rise lingers after a bumpy week.
Asian shares rose on Thursday, boosted by better-than-expected Australian jobs data from Australia and a surprise rate cut in South Korea.
U.S. stocks closed mildly lower on amid continued concern over dollar gains and the timing of a Fed interest rate hike.
The euro extended its unrelenting fall, dropping 1 percent to below $1.06 for the first time in 12 years as the ECB's QE program hammered bond yields.
European equities closed higher on Wednesday, bouncing back heavy losses seen in the previous session.
Gold dropped close to its lowest in more than three months on Wednesday, looking set for an eighth consecutive session of losses.
US crude closed at its lowest since February after oil inventories in the United States hit record highs.
Asian equities were lower across the board on Wednesday, pressured by a plunge on Wall Street overnight and as a string of China data fell short of expectations.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open on Thursday, as investors mulled the impact of the strong U.S. dollar and economic data.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open on Tuesday, as a fresh dip in the oil price weighed on investor sentiment.
The Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-year notes at a high yield of 1.104 percent, the highest since April 2011.
Europe closed sharply down on Tuesday, as the sell-off in US stocks gained momentum, with investors spooked by oil price weakness and dollar strength.
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