It was a positive start to the week for stocks in Europe, although the German DAX pared gains following disappointing data from the country.
Gold rose as the dollar's sharp retreat sparked fresh physical demand and short covering after bullion earlier hit a 15-month low.
Crude oil futures reversed course on Monday after a massive sell-off last week and ended higher on a slump in the U.S. dollar.
The dollar paused for breath in early European trade after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data on Friday.
Asian equities were mixed on Monday in holiday-thinned trade following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report last week.
Wall Street looked set to open higher on Monday, building on the global rally seen after Friday's better-than-expected non-farm payrolls.
Stocks jumped Friday after the payrolls report bolstered a positive view of the U.S. economy.
U.S. Treasury yields gained on Friday after a stronger-than-expected September jobs growth that followed a dip in August.
European shares closed higher on Friday after they were buoyed by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data from the U.S.
Gold erased this year's gains, dragging gold mining stocks as much as 6 percent lower, as the dollar soared on a gangbusters labor report.
The dollar climbed to a more than four-year peak on Friday after a report showing the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month.
Oil fell, extending a slide that has pushed Brent to its lowest since 2012, as abundant supplies and a strong dollar weighed on the market.
Asian equities reversed losses to end higher on Friday ahead of U.S. jobs data, with Hong Kong markets in focus as protests entered their eighth day.
Wall Street looked set to rise on Friday, with September jobs growth seen back on track after a dip in August.
Stocks fell Thursday, as jobless claims fell and the ECB said it would step up stimulus.
Bonds fell sharply as investors reset bets that yields may increase, a day before Friday's highly anticipated employment report.
Gold ended modestly lower on Thursday on geopolitical concerns and as U.S. equities whipsawed.
European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday, after a press conference by ECB President Mario Draghi left investors wanting more.
Crude recovered from a steep drop, with West Texas Intermediate pulling back from its lowest in at least a year.
The yen held its gains against the dollar on Thursday after weak manufacturing surveys from around the globe and an Ebola health scare in the United States.
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