European stocks closed lower on Thursday following heightened tensions in Ukraine.
Putin's war games in Ukraine and a government report showing new housing sales at five-year highs both boosted the greenback on Wednesday.
Oil fell on Thursday, pressured by volatility in Ukraine that curbed risk appetite.
Asian equity markets opened lower on Thursday, after a choppy session on Wall Street overnight.
Stocks eked out small gains in volatile trading Wednesday, with the Nasdaq briefly hitting a 14-year high.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower start to Wall Street trade on Thursday, ahead of monthly durable goods data.
U.S. stock index futures pushed higher on Wednesday ahead of more housing data and several quarterly fourth quarter earnings updates.
U.S. bonds edged higher after the Treasury Department auctioned $35 billion in five-year notes at a high yield of 1.530 percent.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies after soft U.S. consumer confidence data drove bond yields lower.
European stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with concerns over China's economy and a fall in Credit Suisse shares driving declines.
U.S. crude rallied after data showed the fourth consecutive weekly drop in inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery hub.
Bullion rose to its highest in four months on Wednesday as weak U.S. economic data burnished its safe-haven appeal.
Fears over a Russian intervention in Ukraine and a Chinese slowdown sent traders to the Swiss franc and Japanese yen.
An dip on Wall Street overnight drove most Asian equities lower on early Wednesday.
Stocks rose Tuesday as earnings from Home Depot deflected a dip in consumer confidence.
U.S. bonds remained higher on Tuesday after the Treasury Department auctioned $32 billion in two-year notes at a high yield of 0.340 percent.
European stocks closed mixed on Tuesday, with the basic resource sector pressured down due to concerns about China.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a narrowly higher open on Monday, ahead of a quiet day for both earnings and economic data.
Gold ended near its highest in four months after disappointing US consumer confidence data augmented concerns over the pace of US economic recovery.
Stocks rose on Monday, lifting the S&P 500 to a record, as investors continued to view lackluster data as due to the weather.
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