Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday following mini-stimulus measures from China and positive U.S. data.
U.S. Treasury bonds continued to fall on Tuesday, after a dovish speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Stocks finished in positive territory for the fourth-consecutive session Wednesday, with the S&P 500 touching a fresh high, as investors digested a batch of economic reports.
U.S. bond prices traded lower as markets eyed jobs data for new clues on the economy's health.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday as traders closed out of positions before the end of the quarter.
Gold fell after firm U.S. economic data lifted Wall Street stocks, easing back towards the seven-week low it hit in early trade
Crude oil futures tumbled by nearly $2, with U.S. crude pressured by expectations of surging domestic stocks and dour overseas data.
The British pound was strengthened by construction purchasing manager's index, even after other disappointing construction data.
Asian shares were mixed in cautious trade on Tuesday following mixed reports on China's manufacturing sector.
Stocks wrapped up the session on a high note, with the Dow logging triple-digit gains, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said there's still room for the central bank to help the economy. But major index ended relatively flat for the first quarter.
U.S. bonds fell on Monday, continuing declines that started when the Fed's Janet Yellen warned the central bank could raise rates six months after stimulus ends.
European stocks closed higher on Monday for a fifth-consecutive day, with investors anticipating stimulus measures from the ECB.
Gold was heading for its first monthly decline this year on growing optimism about the U.S. economy and weak demand.
Crude fell on Monday, pressured by developments in Ukraine and concerns about the economy voiced by Fed Chief Janet Yellen.
Stocks trimmed their gains Friday as investors positioned for the end of the quarter on Monday.
The yen eased on Tuesday as a hike in Japan's sales tax came into effect, although the dollar failed to gain much traction after the Federal Reserve chair defended the central bank's ultra-loose policy and highlighted slack in the economy.
U.S. bonds fell on Friday as hopes for monetary stimulus in China saw investors' bid for "safe-haven" assets wane.
European stocks held onto gains on Friday to close higher for a second-straight week.
Gold logged a second straight weekly loss on Friday as an improving US economic outlook lifted the dollar and bolstered appetite for risk.
Crude rose, with Brent flirting with its first weekly gain since February as U.S. data and geopolitical tensions supported prices.
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