European stocks closed higher on Tuesday, starting the new quarter in positive fashion.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday, after positive U.S. jobs data helped to boost global sentiment further.
Gold gained about 1 percent on Wednesday, recouping some strength after two days of losses as investors remained jittery ahead of US jobs data.
Crude fell with Brent tumbling by more than $1 but U.S. crude seeing modest declines as Libyan supply outweighed a drop in stockpiles.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Tuesday, looking to add to gains from the previous session, with the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing survey for March in focus.
U.S. stock index futures wavered in a narrow range Wednesday, following the ADP private-sector job report and a day after the S&P 500's record-close.
Stocks held modest gains across the board Tuesday after the S&P 500 briefly shot to a fresh intraday record, as investors digested the latest batch of economic reports.
Asian stocks ended mixed on Thursday following mini-stimulus measures from China and positive U.S. data.
U.S. Treasury bonds continued to fall on Tuesday, after a dovish speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Stocks finished in positive territory for the fourth-consecutive session Wednesday, with the S&P 500 touching a fresh high, as investors digested a batch of economic reports.
U.S. bond prices traded lower as markets eyed jobs data for new clues on the economy's health.
Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday as traders closed out of positions before the end of the quarter.
Gold fell after firm U.S. economic data lifted Wall Street stocks, easing back towards the seven-week low it hit in early trade
Crude oil futures tumbled by nearly $2, with U.S. crude pressured by expectations of surging domestic stocks and dour overseas data.
The British pound was strengthened by construction purchasing manager's index, even after other disappointing construction data.
Asian shares were mixed in cautious trade on Tuesday following mixed reports on China's manufacturing sector.
Stocks wrapped up the session on a high note, with the Dow logging triple-digit gains, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said there's still room for the central bank to help the economy. But major index ended relatively flat for the first quarter.
U.S. bonds fell on Monday, continuing declines that started when the Fed's Janet Yellen warned the central bank could raise rates six months after stimulus ends.
European stocks closed higher on Monday for a fifth-consecutive day, with investors anticipating stimulus measures from the ECB.
Gold was heading for its first monthly decline this year on growing optimism about the U.S. economy and weak demand.
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