European markets finished mostly in the red on Monday despite a strong recovery in oil prices and mining stocks.
Asia markets ended mixed on Monday as investors digested U.S. data and China's NPC meeting, with the Nikkei falling, while China shares rose.
U.S. stocks ended a choppy Friday session with gains, helped by a rise in oil prices and a jobs report that showed economic growth without necessarily inducing the Fed to raise rates earlier.
European markets posted solid gains by Friday's close, as investors cheered on the rally in mining stocks, a good U.S. jobs report and a recovery in oil prices.
The dollar index fell as big gains in oil prices rekindled demand for the euro and commodity-sensitive currencies.
U.S. crude gained over 5 percent as oil buying was encouraged by talk that OPEC producers want a higher anchor price.
Gold rose on Monday, hovering just below last week's 13-month high as the U.S. dollar turned lower.
Markets in Asia registered gains for the week despite a tepid session on Friday that saw major indexes waver between positive and negative territory.
The dollar hit one-week lows against the euro and fell against the yen after a drop in U.S. wages in February overshadowed strong jobs growth.
Strong underlying investment demand helped prices rebound from a sharp drop in the wake of forecast-beating U.S. payrolls data.
U.S. oil prices rallied again on Friday after a one-day pause, helped by strong U.S. jobs data and technical buying.
U.S. sovereign bond prices slipped on Thursday, as investors digested the slew of economic data this week and looked to the jobs report on Friday.
European markets finished in the red on Thursday, as a slump in health care stocks weighed on investors, despite a recovery in oil.
Hong Kong was the odd one out as markets across Asia gained on Thursday, following a slightly higher finish on Wall Street overnight.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, as oil prices bounced and investors waited for comment from the Fed following the strong jobs report Friday.
U.S. oil prices settled lower after seesawing throughout Thursday.
Gold rose over $1,250 an ounce on Thursday as the dollar eased and equity markets retreated.
The U.S. dollar was set to post its biggest one-day percentage decline against the euro in more than three weeks.
U.S. stocks closed mildly higher Wednesday after their best start to a month in just over three years.
U.S. government debt prices wavered on Wednesday as stocks closed slightly higher and oil close slightly higher.