The U.S. dollar was headed for its biggest weekly gain in almost a year against major currencies on Friday.
Gold settled higher at $1,292 on Friday after hitting near three-year lows sustaining its biggest weekly drop in almost two years after the U.S. central bank signaled an end to QE.
Asian equities moved off session lows on Friday as fears over a liquidity crunch in China eased and as investors engaged in bargain-hunting after the previous day's severe sell-off.
The dollar trimmed its gains versus the euro and yen after data showed the number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week.
Brent crude oil futures dropped to $102 in the biggest one-day decline since November as part of a cross-market rout sparked by the Fed plan to wind down monetary stimulus.
Gold hit its lowest in more than 2-1/2 years on Thursday, with investors exiting in droves after the Fed gave its most explicit signal yet that it plans to bring end QE.
Asian equities got hammered on Thursday after the Federal Reserve signaled an end to its bond-buying program while weak factory activity in China added to market gloom.
The U.S. dollar reversed early losses and rose against the euro and yen on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it sees diminished downside risks to the economy.
U.S. crude prices settled lower on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve rendered a widely-expected decision on interest rates.
US Treasurys prices slid as the Federal Reserve chairman suggested the US central bank was prepared to reduce its bond purchases if its economic outlook proves correct.
Gold prices erased earlier gains on Wednesday as investors digested the possibility of tapering and the US dollar rose.
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index soared to a one-week high on Wednesday, underpinned by continued weakness in the yen and optimism about the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Stocks rallied to finish near session highs Tuesday, with the Dow soaring nearly 150 points, as members of the Federal Reserve kicked off their two-day meeting to discuss the future of the central bank's bond-buying program.
Most U.S. Treasurys prices were little changed on Tuesday, as investors awaited the outcome of the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.
The U.S. dollar rose for a second day against the yen on Tuesday as some traders bet the Federal Reserve may signal it is almost ready to reduce its bond buying program.
Oil prices ended slightly higher in sluggish trading as the market awaited the Federal Reserve's policy statement that is expected to show whether it will reduce monetary stimulus.
Gold futures settled lower at $1366 per ounce as U.S. equities rallied and bullion buyers took to the sidelines before the conclusion of a two-day Fed policy meeting.
European shares closed mixed on Tuesday, after better-than-expected economic data from Germany, and stock market gains in the U.S.
The effects of the Federal Reserve's bond-buying program are looking more lackluster and more disruptive to market functioning, according to the latest CNBC Fed survey.
Asian equity markets were mixed on Tuesday, as nervous investors awaited the U.S. Federal Open Market Committee's latest update on its stimulus program.
European shares were flat on Friday as talks over the "fiscal cliff" stalled.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday for a third consecutive session, with resurging worries about the global economic outlook undermining investor sentiment.
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Asian shares dipped on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street after U.S. manufacturing activity hit a three-year low in November.
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