Euro zone equities finished largely lower on Thursday, as investors digested earnings news and economic data.
U.S. government debt prices fell Friday, pushing yields higher after a mediocre TIPS auction on Thursday, when stocks closed at record highs.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Thursday despite data showing China's factory activity at a one-year low.
U.S. crude futures closed up 2.81 percent at $57.74 on Thursday after Saudi Arabia and its allies maintained a bombing blitz in Yemen.
Gold held just above a three-week low following its biggest drop in over a month, as the dollar rose following strong U.S. housing data.q
The dollar fell against most other major currencies on Thursday, while the euro rose on waning fears of a Greek default.
U.S. stocks closed about higher, ending a day of choppy trade, as investors weighed mixed earnings and signs of strength in the housing market.
U.S. government debt yields fell on Tuesday, as concerns about a potential Greek default persisted and traders eyed the Fed meeting next week.
European shares finished mixed on Wednesday, as investors digested a slew of earnings from European companies.
Gold closed lower on selling pressure as the dollar pared some losses after euro zone data disappointed.
Asian stocks traded higher across the board on Wednesday, with bourses in Japan and Shanghai closing at new multi-year highs.
Oil futures diverged on Wednesday as renewed fighting in Yemen pushed Brent higher while U.S. crude prices seesawed.
The dollar edged upward after a jump in U.S. home sales data lifted expectations Federal Reserve policymakers may soon hike interest rates.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday, with Wall Street jittery ahead of day crammed with major corporate earnings.
U.S. stocks closed mixed, mostly failing to hold momentum from Monday, as investors reacted to individual earnings reports of major companies.
U.S. government debt yields fell on Tuesday as Greek bond yields spiked, amid rumors the ECB was making plans for a possible default by Greece.
European markets closed higher Tuesday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings reports and more news about Greece.
Asian stocks jumped on Tuesday, joining the global rally induced by China's move over the weekend to stimulate its cooling economy.
The euro inched up against the dollar, pivoting from early losses following an ECB proposal.
Gold steadied below $1,200 an ounce after its biggest one-day drop in a week, remaining under pressure as the dollar rose.
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