The euro languished near four-month lows after the European Central Bank's loosened monetary policy.
Stocks closed narrowly mixed on the first trading day of June, but the Dow and S&P 500 squeezed out gains to finish at fresh highs.
Stocks eased off their lows but still closed in the red in lackluster trading Tuesday a day after the Dow and S&P 500 hit fresh highs.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open as caution sets in ahead of this week's key risk events.
Treasurys yields rose to their highest in three weeks as investors reset bets that yields are likely to climb after they fell to 11-month lows.
European shares closed lower on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data reinforced caution ahead of this week's ECB policy meeting.
Gold fell to its lowest in nearly four months on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly decline in two months.
U.S. crude ended marginally higher on Tuesday, as economic data from the United States and China provided support to prices.
The dollar rose, getting a lift from fatter Treasury yields and investor anxieties about policy shifts from the ECB.
Asian stocks finished mixed on Tuesday following key Chinese economic data and monetary policy decisions in Australia and India.
U.S. futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday as investors looked to take a breather after the Dow and S&P 500 hit all-time highs.
U.S. bonds fell after strong manufacturing data from China, but remained elevated compared to the lows of earlier this year.
European shares closed higher on Monday with investor sentiment boosted by upbeat Chinese manufacturing data.
The yen levelled off on Friday but still looked set to rack up its best gains for months after a jumbled week of currency moves.
Brent and U.S. crude oil fell in choppy trading, weighed on by a stronger dollar and recent data showing rising OPEC oil production.
Asian equity markets rose on the first trading day of June following record highs on Wall Street last week and mixed Chinese data.
Subdued euro zone inflation data kept expectations of aggressive European Central Bank monetary stimulus alive, much of which is priced in.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 looking to extend their all-time highs from last week.
Stocks wavered Friday after an unexpected slowdown in consumer spending in April.
U.S. crude rose after government data showed a sharp drop in gasoline stocks that outweighed a build in overall crude stocks.
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