European equities closed lower on Friday as investor sentiment was weakened by euro zone inflation data that missed expectations..
Gold ended lower as a pullback in the Fed's stimulus and an equities rally on robust US growth data prompted bullion investors to take profits.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies on Thursday after data showed the US economy produced solid growth in the fourth quarter.
Crude fell, with U.S. oil settling modestly lower and Brent notching its first monthly loss in four months.
The euro fell as soft euro zone inflation data rekindled concerns the ECB may have to act to combat deflation, while the dollar gained.
Japanese shares fell on the final trading day of the month while the rest of Asia was little changed despite a rally on Wall Street overnight .
U.S. stocks climbed, with equities bouncing back from the prior day's sharp drop.
U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Thursday, on what will be the busiest day of fourth quarter earnings season.
Treasurys held on to earlier losses after of the Treasury Dept's auction of five-year notes and seven-year debt and after the release of US GDP data.
Gold held onto earlier gains after the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its most recent policy meeting, while gold futures ended higher.
U.S. crude reached its highest in a month on Thursday, as bitter cold in the United States boosted demand.
Crude fell, with Brent falling toward $107 as investors dumped risky assets over worries about weaker emerging market economies.
Asian stocks suffered heavy losses on Thursday amid signs of a contraction in China and following the Fed;s decision to continue reducing stimulus.
U.S. stocks fell sharply on Wednesday, as concern deepened about emerging markets.
Bond prices rose after the after the Federal Reserve released the minutes of its most recent policy committee meeting on Wednesday.
European equities closed lower on Wednesday, as global markets awaited a policy announcement by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
Gold settled lower as global equities rebounded from their lowest in more than a month and emerging markets stabilized after three days of selling.
European equities closed higher on Thursday after data from the U.S. had the economy expanding in the fourth quarter.
U.S. crude oil futures fell after data showed a hefty build in inventories.
Asian equity markets rebounded on Wednesday after a rate hike from the Turkish central bank soothed worries over volatility in emerging markets.
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