Gold ended higher on Wednesday after mixed US data left investors uncertain over the pace of recovery in the world's largest economy.
The yen gained on Wednesday, as struggles in stock markets and the emerging markets forced investors to seek safe-haven currencies.
Asian equity markets traded mixed on Wednesday. Overnight gains on Wall Street pushed Japan and South Korea shares on a rebound.
Gold settled lower, posting its first weekly fall in six on strong US economic growth and concerns over the Fed's withdrawal of monetary stimulus.
The euro was soft on Monday as investors thought it more likely the European Central Bank would have to ease policy to combat slowing inflation.
Asian equity markets suffered heavy losses on Tuesday after weak economic data sparked fears of a slowing U.S. economy.
U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, with equities rebounding after a rout the prior day.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a steep drop at the start of trading on Wall Street Friday, ahead of fourth quarter earnings from Chevron and MasterCard.
Stocks were battered Monday after factory data cast a negative light on the economy.
U.S. crude oil rose by nearly $1 per barrel as traders expected data to show oil inventories were beginning to drain from Cushing.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Wednesday, as Wall Street considered the ADP employment report.
Gold settled lower on Tuesday after posting a 1 percent rally in the previous session.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, with the focus on factory order data for December.
U.S. bonds held steady on Monday, ahead of the publication of January's manufacturing ISM (Institute for Supply Management) index.
European equities were lower on Monday as U.S. factory data offered a disappointing take on January.
Crude oil fell $1, under pressure from continued worries over emerging markets, weak data and expectations for lower U.S. refinery demand.
Gold settled higher on Monday, gaining support from a weaker dollar and lower equity markets as tensions in emerging markets persisted.
Asian equities kicked off February on weak footing after Chinese factory growth slumped to a six-month low in January.
U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday on continuing worries about emerging markets.
U.S. stock index futures were mildly up on Monday, ahead of the publication of January's manufacturing ISM index.
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