Gold ended at a two month high as a lack of commitment by the Fed to raise interest rates sent metal investors rushing to buy back their bearish bets.
U.S. stocks wavered on Monday on strife in Iraq.
Brent crude jumped to a new nine-month high while U.S. oil rose modestly, amid concerns about Iraq's growing violence.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Thursday, after dovish comments from the Federal Reserve.
The dollar reversed some of its losses in a quiet session overnight after upbeat U.S. data helped temper the Federal Reserve's dovish outlook.
U.S. Treasury prices continued a morning rise ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting as investors hedged some bets that bonds are likely to weaken.
European shares closed flat on Wednesday, as investors awaited the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Spot gold was modestly higher on Wednesday after the Fed announced that it would stay on course with its plan to trim its bond-buying program.
Brent rose past $114 a barrel on worries about exports from Iraq, while U.S. crude dipped as data showeddh smaller draw in domestic stocks.
The U.S. dollar held onto modest gains, having risen broadly after U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year in May.
Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday with risk appetite dealt a triple blow over developments in Iraq, Ukraine and Argentina.
Asian stock markets were mixed on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Stocks climbed on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve continued to taper, and said the economy is rebounding.
Crude climbed to a nine-month high on Friday, as supply disruption fears took center stage.
Stocks fluctuated on Tuesday a day before the Federal Reserve's policy decision.
Treasury prices fell after consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year, which may prompt the Fed to adopt a hawkish tone.
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, bouncing back from Monday's losses.
Gold settled lower, backing away from the previous session's three-week highs as a stronger dollar quelled appetite for safe-haven assets.
Gold was below a three-week high on Tuesday as Iraq tensions attracted some safe-haven bids, while investors waited for a Fed meeting this week.
Brent held steady above $113 per barrel while U.S. crude weakened slightly, as speculation about Iran and the West offset fears about Iraq.
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