European shares closed lower on Tuesday after weak euro zone inflation data reinforced caution ahead of this week's ECB policy meeting.
Gold fell to its lowest in nearly four months on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly decline in two months.
U.S. crude ended marginally higher on Tuesday, as economic data from the United States and China provided support to prices.
The dollar rose, getting a lift from fatter Treasury yields and investor anxieties about policy shifts from the ECB.
Asian stocks finished mixed on Tuesday following key Chinese economic data and monetary policy decisions in Australia and India.
U.S. futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday as investors looked to take a breather after the Dow and S&P 500 hit all-time highs.
U.S. bonds fell after strong manufacturing data from China, but remained elevated compared to the lows of earlier this year.
European shares closed higher on Monday with investor sentiment boosted by upbeat Chinese manufacturing data.
The yen levelled off on Friday but still looked set to rack up its best gains for months after a jumbled week of currency moves.
Brent and U.S. crude oil fell in choppy trading, weighed on by a stronger dollar and recent data showing rising OPEC oil production.
Asian equity markets rose on the first trading day of June following record highs on Wall Street last week and mixed Chinese data.
Subdued euro zone inflation data kept expectations of aggressive European Central Bank monetary stimulus alive, much of which is priced in.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open Monday, with the Dow and S&P 500 looking to extend their all-time highs from last week.
Stocks wavered Friday after an unexpected slowdown in consumer spending in April.
U.S. crude rose after government data showed a sharp drop in gasoline stocks that outweighed a build in overall crude stocks.
U.S. benchmark Treasury yields moved higher on Friday, following a better-than-expected reading on Chicago business activity.
European shares closed mixed on Friday, cementing a slow drift sideways this week as mining shares weighed.
U.S. crude fell by nearly $1 a barrel as traders took profit, but remained underpinned by supply worries and strong U.S. gas demand.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street after stocks advanced for a fifth day.
The euro fell against the dollar on speculation of further monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.
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