Gold settled below $1,300 an ounce on Thursday as encouraging US economic growth in the fourth quarter diminished the metal's appeal as a hedge.
The dollar edged higher against the euro and the yen after upbeat U.S. economic data.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday as investors fretted about tougher sanctions against Russia.
U.S. stocks fell on Wednesday as Ukraine back in focus.
Bond prices extended earlier gains after the U.S. government's auction of five-year Treasury notes, the second of three debt auctions this week.
Stock futures fell after data.
European stocks were higher amid hopes that the ECB and the PBoC could provide stimulus to boost economic growth.
Gold ended higher as the dollar rose after strong consumer confidence data and on expectations of higher interest rates in the first half of 2015.
U.S. stocks fell on Friday as investors considered Ukraine ahead of the weekend.
U.S. crude edged up to near $100 a barrel after weekly data reported the eighth straight weekly draw in Cushing oil stocks.
Asian equities were mostly higher on Wednesday, rebounding after the previous day's losses, on hopes of fresh stimulus measures in Europe and China.
Stocks climbed on Tuesday after consumer confidence hit a six-year high in March.
Stock futures climbed on Wednesday, after orders for U.S. durable-goods rose more than expected.
Bond prices were mostly flat on Tuesday after the U.S. government's auction of two-year Treasury notes, the first of three debt auctions this week.
European stocks closed higher on Tuesday after the release of new data on German business activity and hopes of Chinese stimulus.
Stocks climbed on Thursday as data spurred optimism on the nation's economy.
Crude was mixed in choppy trading, with Brent rising on geopolitical and supply risks, while U.S. oil was pressured by a strong dollar.
Asian stock markets closed mostly lower on Tuesday following losses on Wall Street overnight and as investors fretted over Ukraine and China.
Gold bounced from its weakest level since mid-February, amid signs of a recovery in the U.S. and an absence of physical demand.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, ahead of the release of several housing market indicators.
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