Asian stocks were mixed on Friday following a subdued Chinese inflation report and as traders kept a close eye on developments in eastern Ukraine.
U.S. stocks fluctuated on Wednesday as investors cycled out of so-called momentum stocks.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a mixed Wall Street open on Wednesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's congressional testimony.
The Treasury auctioned $24 billion in 10-year notes at a high yield of 2.612 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 2.63.
European markets closed mixed on Wednesday on reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to discuss the Ukraine crisis.
The euro trod water in early European trade on Wednesday with all eyes on euro zone inflation numbers due later.
Gold settled lower, but flaring tensions between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine helped to minimized the metal's losses.
Gold prices settled nearly 2 percent lower on Wednesday as investors took profits from a run-up spurred by geopolitical concerns.
Asian shares rebounded on Thursday following the previous day's sharp sell-off as investors await trade figures from China.
The US Dollar, euro and British pound are all falling following a meeting of the European Central Bank.
Asian equities were sharply sold off on Wednesday on mounting concerns that Ukraine was on the brink of a civil war.
Stocks fell Tuesday after American International Group reported a decline in profit.
The Treasury auctioned $29 billion in three-year notes at a high yield of 0.928 percent. The bid-to-cover ratio, an indicator of demand, was 3.40.
European stocks closed lower on Tuesday, as continued violence in Ukraine and mixed earnings results made investors uneasy.
Gold ended higher, extending the previous session's gains, as simmering tensions in Ukraine and a break above a key chart level fueled buying.
U.S. crude rose as expectations of a build in inventories were undermined by record low stocks at the benchmark's Cushing delivery point.
Asian stocks were mixed on Tuesday in holiday-thinned trade with markets in South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan shut.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Tuesday, ahead of several first-quarter earnings and trade data for March.
Stocks shifted between gains and losses Monday.
Treasurys pared gains driven by global investors seeking shelter in government bonds and other safe-haven assets from increasing tensions in Ukraine.
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