U.S. oil rose more than $1 a barrel as tensions lingered in Ukraine and a report showed U.S. job growth accelerated by more than expected.
Gold settled higher as support from the standoff in Ukraine offset pressure from last week's strong US jobs data and weakness in other commodities.
The U.S. dollar was supported by hopes U.S. job growth would pick up in the wake of last week's data.
Asian shares were a lackluster sight on Monday, with major indexes across the region registering steep declines.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-higher open on Monday, after Asian stocks plunged following poor data out of both Japan and China.
U.S. Treasury yields rose following the release of U.S. non-farm payrolls employment report.
European stocks closed lower on Friday, as Ukraine fears lingered during a week dominated by events in Crimea.
Gold gained about 1 percent, gaining support from the ECB's decision not take fresh action to inject liquidity into the eurozone's financial system.
Oil was whipsawed on Thursday, as geopolitical risks over Ukraine competed with economic data pointing to weaker demand.
Gold ended 1 percent lower after stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data helped soothe fears of an abrupt slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
Unexpectedly strong non-farm payroll data boosted the dollar, despite the cold winter across much of the United States.
Majority of Asian shares reaped gains on Friday, despite trading volumes remaining thin ahead of the closely-watched U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
U.S. stock-index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street on Friday, as investors mulled the key non-farm payrolls employment report.
Stocks mostly rose on Thursday after jobless claims fell to a three-month low.
U.S. bonds were little changed on Thursday, as investors awaited further news from Ukraine, as well as the crucial NFP jobs report.
European stocks closed flat on Thursday, after the BoE and ECB kept interest rates at record lows.
Gold settled a bit on Wednesday after weak U.S. data cast doubts over the pace of the economic recovery.
The euro added half a cent after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged.
Asian shares mostly saw subdued trade on Thursday, ahead of Friday's U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.
Stocks were near flat Wednesday after the private sector added fewer-than-forecast jobs last month.
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