Europe shares saw strong gains on Friday, ending the day firmly in positive territory, with investors searching for bargains after heavy selling.
Gold held steady and was poised for a second week of gains as fears over the health of the world economy brought in safe-haven bids for the metal.
Brent crude oil rose above $86 a barrel on Friday, bouncing from near four-year lows as investors bought back into a market they said was oversold
The U.S. dollar edged higher against a basket of major currencies on Friday after strong data on U.S. consumer sentiment calmed nerves.
Asian bourses mirrored the choppy trade overnight in the U.S., with Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul erasing morning gains to trade lower on Friday.
U.S. stock index futures are signalling a higher open following better-than-expected earnings and economic data from the U.S.
Stocks wavered Thursday, with energy companies pacing gains as oil reversed up.
European shares closed lower on Thursday after trimming losses, tracking U.S. markets which partially recovered after visiting correction territory.
The U.S. dollar recovered against a basket of major currencies on Thursday on the view that Wednesday's selloff was overdone.
Gold retained sharp overnight gains on Thursday, with investors seeking safety amid increasing concerns over a slump in the global economy.
Mounting anxiety over global growth and the spread of Ebola dragged Asian bourses lower on Thursday.
U.S. stocks closed down on Wednesday but recovered significantly from historic intraday losses amid concerns about Europe, Ebola and the economy.
European shares closed sharply on Wednesday as investors shunned risky assets on fears of crumbling global growth and weak economic data.
U.S. stock index futures are signalling a lower open following widespread market volatility.
Gold prices turned higher, shrugging off early-morning losses, after a trio of weak U.S. economic reports boosted hopes of a prolonged period of low interest rates from the Fed.
The U.S. dollar hit a three-week low against the euro and a more than one-month low against the yen on Wednesday.
Most Asian bourses traded higher on late Wednesday, as benign Chinese inflation data fueled hopes of additional easing while a weaker currency provided support for Japanese shares.
Stocks rose on Tuesday as investors considered earnings from three banking powerhouses.
Anxiety about a slowing global economy stoked a rally in the U.S. bond market, with benchmark yields at their lowest level in 16 months.
The U.S. dollar recovered against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday after worrying economic data came out of the euro zone and United Kingdom.
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