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.
Stocks rose Thursday after the economy contracting in the first quarter but jobless claims falling more than hoped.
Treasury yields inched up from 11-month lows as data showed the economy shrank for the first time in three years in the first quarter.
European shares closed flat on Thursday following U.S. growth data and as investors eyed European Central Bank policy.
Gold settled lower, bouncing off its lowest level in nearly four months after data showing that the economy contracted in the first quarter.
The dollar neared a two-month high against major currencies, pausing after rallying due to a hold in sterling and the euro's fall.
U.S. stocks started little changed on Wednesday after the S&P 500's record close the prior session.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday, ahead of a second estimate of first-quarter growth, due at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Asian equities ended mostly lower on Friday as caution ahead of Chinese manufacturing data overshadowed a record finish on the S&P 500 overnight.
Bond prices rallied on Wednesday after the U.S. government's auction of five-year Treasury notes, the second of three debt auctions this week.
European shares closed slightly down on Wednesday, despite a slew of positive data being released for the euro zone.
Gold ended its lowest level in about 3-1/2 months after strong US data lifted optimism about the economy, while platinum fell.
Gold prices settled near a 3-1/2 month low on Wednesday as the dollar rallied and stock markets held near recent peaks.
Crude fell as a stronger dollar and lower demand outweighed geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Libya and positive U.S. data.
The euro fell to a three-month low on Wednesday as expectations solidified for an ECB attack on monetary policy next week.
Asian stock markets rose on Wednesday following another record high for the S&P 500 index and the prospect of fresh monetary stimulus in Europe.
Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday on concerns over global bond yields and U.S. growth data.
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