Bond yields fell as more investors bet that the Federal Reserve may reduce bond purchases by less than previously thought.
Oil eased on Monday, with investors focused on Syria after Russia and China again urged the United States to avoid military action.
Gold edged lower as the euro eased on Monday but a possible delay in the Fed's decision to taper off its bond-buying program could boost its appeal.
The dollar slipped against most major currencies on Monday after last week's disappointing U.S. jobs data fueled uncertainty about whether the Federal Reserve will begin to taper its stimulus program this month.
Asian stocks kicked off the week with solid gains after a spate of positive data underscored signs of stability in the world's second and third-largest economies.
The dollar fell from a seven-week high against the euro on Friday after an eagerly anticipated U.S. jobs report disappointed investors hoping for data that would pave the way for the Federal Reserve to begin unwinding its monetary stimulus this month.
A U.S. bond rally pushed benchmark 10-year yields back below 3 percent on Friday after government data showing subdued U.S. job growth left traders wondering whether the Federal Reserve would trim its bond purchases as promptly as some had thought.
Stocks capped a wildly volatile trading session flat as a pancake following the monthly government jobs report and amid ongoing jitters over Syria. Still, the Dow snapped a four-week losing streak.
Gold prices jumped on Friday after U.S. non-farm payrolls data missed expectations, curbing expectations that the Federal Reserve is set to start paring back its $85 billion monthly bond-buying program.
Oil staged a brisk rally on Friday, with U.S. oil jumping to a more than 2 year high above $110, bolstered by renewed concerns about a potential conflict in Syria.
European shares closed higher on Friday, boosted by weak U.S. jobs data that assuaged fears of an imminent end to quantitative easing.
Asian stocks rose on Friday but trade was cautious ahead of a crucial U.S. jobs report that could determine if the Federal Reserve reduces its stimulus program later this month.
Benchmark U.S. yields briefly topped the key 3 percent level on Thursday as stronger-than-expected U.S. economic data reinforced views the Federal Reserve could slow its massive bond buying program soon, prompting a global bond rout.
Gold sank almost 2 percent to two-week lows on Thursday as upbeat US data heightened expectations the Fed may soon rein in its massive stimulus program that has bolstered bullion prices.
The dollar rose to a seven-week peak against the euro on Thursday after the head of the European Central Bank said its Governing Council expects key ECB interest rates to remain at present or lower levels for an extended period.
Stocks eked out gains for a third-consecutive session Thursday, with the 10-year note yield pushing closer to the psychological threshold of 3 percent, as investors digested a flurry of economic reports and ahead of the government's widely-watched monthly jobs report.
Crude rose broadly on Thursday, given a boost by Energy Information Agency data that showed crude inventories fell sharply.
European shares closed higher on Thursday, after both the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BoE) voted to maintain ultra-loose monetary policy.
Ruchir Sharma, Morgan Stanley Investment Management, says he doesn't think emerging markets are likely to grow any faster than the U.S. in the next few years. These countries have piled up too much debt, he says, and they're paying the price.
This pro says the options market is sending a clear message about where gold is going.
Get the best of CNBC in your inbox