U.S. equities closed mixed after minutes from the Federal Reserve's previous meeting hinted that a rate hike coming "fairly soon."
U.S. government debt prices edge higher on Wednesday as investors focused on economic data and the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve.
European markets finished roughly flat on Wednesday, after investors waded through a raft of corporate earnings and news from individual stocks.
Asia markets traded higher as investors continue to wait for policy details from the Trump administration on tax reforms and deregulation.
The dollar index erased earlier gains after Fed meeting minutes showed the next interest rate increase could be soon.
Oil prices fell as analysts forecast U.S. crude stockpiles increased by about 3.3 million barrels last week, its seventh weekly build.
Gold held firm on Wednesday after falling as much as 1 percent the session before.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday as traders focused on a host of earnings reports.
U.S. equities kicked off the week on the right foot, closing at record highs Tuesday.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Tuesday as investors eyed fresh economic data after President's Day.
Europe stocks end higher after strong euro zone data; banks weigh as HSBC sinks 6.5%
Asia markets traded mixed, while South Korean shares hit highs not seen since mid-2015 during the Tuesday session.
The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Fed policymakers pointed to the potential for US interest rates to rise next month.
Oil prices rose to near three-week highs on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production.
Gold fell on Tuesday as reinforced expectations of an increase to U.S. interest rates next month pushed the dollar higher.
U.S. stock index futures are poised for a slightly higher open on Tuesday as traders eyed a deluge of earnings reports.
European markets finished Monday's trade mostly higher, after investors digested a raft of earnings and fresh economic data.
Asia markets traded mostly higher as investors await further details from President Trump's economic policies, including tax reforms.
The euro recovered some ground against the dollar after talks aimed at finding a leftist unity candidate for France's election showed little sign of progress.
Oil prices rose but gains were limited as investors gauged whether an increase in US drilling rigs might offset the push by producers to cut output.