European shares closed lower on Monday with investors reacting to corporate earnings and acquisition deals rather than the positive trend set in Asian markets.
Gold snapped two days of losses to rise on Monday as renewed weakness in European stocks boosted interest in the metal as an alternative asset.
Major currencies traded in tight ranges on Monday with investors facing a vacuum of data and modest price changes in global markets.
Brent crude futures edged higher, after U.S. data buoyed global financial markets, with a cut in Saudi-Kuwait oil output providing further support.
U.S. sovereign bond prices rose slightly on Monday as investors paused to consider more economic data.
Asian equities enjoyed a broad-based rally on Monday, tracking a strong U.S. lead, with investor attention focused on developments in China.
Stocks surged Friday as companies including GE and Morgan Stanley reported profits.
U.S. stock index futures seesawed ahead of the open on Wall Street on Monday.
Europe shares saw strong gains on Friday, ending the day firmly in positive territory, with investors searching for bargains after heavy selling.
Gold held steady and was poised for a second week of gains as fears over the health of the world economy brought in safe-haven bids for the metal.
Brent crude oil rose above $86 a barrel on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold
The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday after strong data on U.S. consumer sentiment calmed nerves.
Asian bourses mirrored the choppy trade overnight in the U.S., with Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul erasing morning gains to trade lower on Friday.
U.S. stock index futures are signalling a higher open following better-than-expected earnings and economic data from the U.S.
Stocks wavered Thursday, with energy companies pacing gains as oil reversed up.
European shares closed lower on Thursday after trimming losses, tracking U.S. markets which partially recovered after visiting correction territory.
The U.S. dollar recovered against a basket of major currencies on Thursday on the view that Wednesday's selloff was overdone.
Gold retained sharp overnight gains on Thursday, with investors seeking safety amid increasing concerns over a slump in the global economy.
Mounting anxiety over global growth and the spread of Ebola dragged Asian bourses lower on Thursday.
U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday but recovered significantly from historic intraday losses amid concerns about Europe, Ebola and the economy.
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