Brent oil oil dipped on Thursday after conciliatory comments from Iran's president, helping unwind a risk premium.
Gold settled higher and hit one-week highs on Thursday after the Federal Reserve chose not to cut back on its asset-buying program for now.
The dollar recovered Thursday after Wednesday's losses following the Fed's decision to keep the stimulus intact, but its prospects remained bleak.
Asian equity markets enjoyed a risk-on rally on Thursday after the Federal Reserve defied expectations by keeping its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program intact.
Stocks ripped higher to close near their best levels Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 setting fresh highs, after the Federal Reserve surprised Wall Street by keeping its $85 billion-a-month bond-buying program intact.
Yields dropped on Wednesday to their lowest in over a month after the Federal Reserve said it would maintain its bond purchases.
Crude rallied sharply on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve's surprising decision to keep its foot on the monetary policy accelerator.
Gold soared around 3 percent on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace for now.
The dollar sank to a seven-month low on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve shocked investors by deciding to continue its massive stimulus program.
Asian stock indices closed mostly higher on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 finishing in positive territory for the third-straight session, as Federal Reserve policymakers kicked off their two-day meeting.
U.S. Treasury debt prices rose as investors awaited a decision from the Federal Reserve on a possible reduction of its bond-purchase stimulus.
The euro rallied vs the dollar Tuesday after a better-than-expected German sentiment survey, but gains were muted before the Federal Reserve meeting.
European shares trimmed losses to close lower on Tuesday, but investors remained cautious about the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Crude futures skidded on Tuesday, adding to the prior session's steep losses, as easing worries over Syria calmed Middle East supply fears.
Gold settled under $1,310 an ounce on prospects that the Fed will announce a modest reduction in its bond-buying stimulus at its two-day meeting.
Asian equity markets ended mostly lower on Tuesday amid anticipation of a reduction in U.S. stimulus ahead of the Federal Reserve's two-day policy meeting.
Stocks eased off their best levels Monday but still finished sharply higher, boosted by news that Larry Summers had pulled out of the race to be the next head of the Federal Reserve. Still, the Nasdaq finished lower, dragged by sharp losses in Apple.
Yields on government debt fell to their lowest levels so far in September on news Larry Summers withdrew from possible nomination as Fed chief.
European stocks closed at five-year highs on Monday, boosted by the news that Larry Summers had withdrawn his name from the race to succeed Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chairman.