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.
Stock index futures indicated a narrowly lower open as investors digested a global rally in risk assets and a big night for U.S. politics.
European equities finished with modest gains on Wednesday, as oil attempted a price recovery and a jump in banks and miners offset mixed earnings.
U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, building on the gains of the week so far, as oil prices stabilized ahead of Friday's jobs data.
Asian markets rose Wednesday, with China leading advances after a strong finish on Wall Street overnight.
The U.S. dollar dipped against the yen on Wednesday on concerns over U.S. economic growth but hit a more than one-month high against the euro.
Gold dropped for a second straight session on Wednesday as global equities and the dollar rose following strong U.S. manufacturing data
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to lower open on Thursday, as investors started the countdown to Friday's jobs report.
U.S. oil ended higher after choppy trading as data showing record U.S. crude stocks was offset by evidence of production declines.
The major averages closed more than 2 percent higher Tuesday, helped by a rise in oil prices and a better-than-expected ISM manufacturing report.
U.S. sovereign bond prices fell on Tuesday, boosting yields, ahead of a data-packed week and the closely followed jobs report on Friday.
European markets posted strong gains on Tuesday as investors shrugged off a survey showing another slump in China's manufacturing sector.
Major Asian markets ended up Tuesday, digesting the PBOC's surprise cut to banks' reserve requirement and shrugging off fresh negative economic data.
Oil prices rose in volatile trade on Tuesday as a Wall Street rally offset concerns about an expected rise in crude stockpiles.
Gold turned lower on Tuesday, as the dollar and global equity markets rose on better-than-expected U.S. data.
The U.S. dollar rebounded against the yen and hit one-month highs against the euro on Tuesday.
U.S. stocks closed lower Monday, despite gains in oil, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite ended February with losses.