Chinese shares outperformed on Monday as investors cheered the latest market reforms while geopolitical tensions weighed on the rest of region.
U.S. stocks rose on Friday, with consumer discretionary leading late session gains.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a higher open on Monday, after the Dow Jones's all-time high close on Friday.
U.S. bonds held steady on Friday, after a cross-country rally in government debt in the previous session.
European markets closed lower on Friday ahead of a proposed referendum of pro-Russian Ukrainians this weekend.
The euro slid after strong words from European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi halted its march to a 2-1/2 year high.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Friday, ahead of first quarter results from Liberty Interactive and Ralph Lauren.
Oil was range bound as the market balanced a draw down in domestic stockpiles against technical sell points that put a lid on oil prices.
Stocks rose on Thursday after upbeat data from China and on the U.S. jobs front.
The Treasury auctioned $16 billion in 30-year bonds at a high yield of 3.440 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.09.
European markets closed higher on Thursday as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinted at possible stimulus measures next month.
Gold ended lower on Thursday, extending the previous day's more than 1 percent drop, after the ECB it may act to stem falling inflation.
U.S. crude oil prices jumped by more than 1 percent after a government report showed a sharp drop in inventories in the United States.
U.S. crude fell after a rally topped out, while Brent fell as the market awaited developments in the Ukraine conflict.
U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Thursday, after better-than-expected China trade data and calming Ukraine tensions.
Asian stocks were mixed on Friday following a subdued Chinese inflation report and as traders kept a close eye on developments in eastern Ukraine.
U.S. stocks fluctuated on Wednesday as investors cycled out of so-called momentum stocks.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a mixed Wall Street open on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony.
The Treasury auctioned $24 billion in 10-year notes at a high yield of 2.612 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.63.
European markets closed mixed on Wednesday on reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to discuss the Ukraine crisis.
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