Stocks finished in positive territory Friday, with the Dow and S&P closing higher for the third-straight week, lifted by a group of encouraging earnings reports.
The euro was steady against the dollar on Thursday after disappointing euro zone data drew it away from a two-year high.
Asian equities were mixed on Thursday on the back of positive Chinese manufacturing data and liquidity fears in the mainland.
Treasury yields fell to the lowest in three months on Wednesday, after weaker than expected jobs data on Tuesday.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, hit by plans for new, tougher stress tests for euro zone banks from the European Central Bank.
U.S. oil prices extended one of the year's sharpest sell-offs, after government data showed a surprisingly large increase in crude supplies.
Gold settled lower on Wednesday as investors sold to lock in profits after prices hit four-week highs a day earlier.
The dollar set a fresh two-year low against the euro on Wednesday after disappointing U.S. jobs data cemented expectations that the Federal Reserve will not taper until early next year.
Stocks recovered from session lows to close higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a new high above 1,750, after the tepid September jobs report gave further evidence to investors that the Federal Reserve will continue to support the economy at the current pace.
Japanese and Chinese equities were sold-off on Wednesday afternoon on fears of bad bank debt and tight liquidity in China.
European shares closed higher following the latest U.S. jobs report.
U.S. oil prices extended a sharp decline to the lowest in nearly four months on Tuesday, while European Brent held firm.
Stocks finished lower Wednesday, with the S&P 500 snapping a four-day streak of record highs, following weakness in global equities and a mixed bag of earnings reports.
Gold settled at a three-week high on Tuesday after weak U.S. jobs figures raised expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus undiminished.
The dollar fell on Tuesday, as a delayed U.S. jobs report bolstered speculation that monetary policy would err on the side of looseness.
Asian equities closed mixed in subdued trade on Tuesday as investors stayed on the sidelines before the U.S. September jobs report.
Stocks finished narrowly mixed in lackluster trading Monday, after the S&P 500 hit another record high and as investors were reluctant to make big bets ahead of the September government jobs report.
European shares closed near five-year highs on Monday, helped by gains from Philips and SAP, as well as encouraging U.S. housing data.
U.S. crude broke below $100 a barrel for the first time since early July, as U.S. inventories rose.
Gold struggled to build on its big weekly rise as a rally sparked by expectations that the Fed will postpone tapering ran out of steam.
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