Gold ended higher, after mixed US economic numbers weighed on the dollar, but the metal was still seen vulnerable to further losses.
U.S. crude ended near flat, as expectations of more supply competed with data and a large drop in stockpiles.
The Australian dollar tumbled to its lowest level since mid-2010 against a firmer U.S. dollar on Thursday.
Asian stocks enjoyed a strong rebound on Wednesday as investors cheered a brightening picture of the global economy, but Chinese shares underperformed.
The yen and Australian dollar nursed heavy losses early on Wednesday, having suffered a swift turnaround in fortunes as a shakeout in long dollar positions came to an abrupt end following upbeat U.S. retail sales data.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a weaker open on Wall Street on Thursday, ahead of another wave of key fourth-quarter earnings.
Gold settled lower on Tuesday due to a rise in equities and uncertainty over the U.S. growth outlook after a disappointing jobs report last week.
US. stocks advanced on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 rebounding after its largest decline in two months.
U.S. stock index futures signalled a higher opening after a strong Tuesday trading day.
U.S oil rose by $1 amid some signs of strength in the U.S. economy, while Brent fell on increases in Libyan oil.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Tuesday with Japan's benchmark index as the region's top loser following a sell-off on Wall Street overnight.
The dollar tumbled to its lowest in almost a month against the yen on Monday, following Friday's soft U.S. jobs data.
U.S. stocks declined on Monday, with investors taking a cautious stance ahead of quarterly earnings.
European equities closed higher on Friday despite a worse-than-expected December U.S. jobs report.
U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a weak start to trade on Monday, as shares in Asia traded mixed following last week's dismal jobs report.
European equities closed higher on Monday, with earnings updates helping to bolster investor sentiment.
U.S. stock index futures ticked higher on Tuesday, after earnings from JPMorgan Chase.
Crude prices fell as six nations struck a fresh six-month deal with Iran to curb its nuclear program.
The dollar fell broadly after weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data on Friday affirmed expectations that the Federal Reserve will take a gradual approach to tapering its bond buying program this year.
Stronger-than-expected December US retail sales data and a record Japanese current account deficit helped push the US dollar higher against the yen.