U.S. sovereign bonds were mixed on Tuesday, with long-dated and shorter term debt moving in opposite directions ahead of the Christmas holiday.
European stocks attempted to make gains on Tuesday, but closed mixed as the volatility in oil prices kept investors on edge.
The dollar slipped against a basket of currencies on Tuesday as more traders booked profits on bullish greenback bets.
Gold eased on Tuesday after the release of third-quarter U.S. GDP data, which came in at 2 percent, after a two-day rally.
Asian markets ended mostly a tad higher Tuesday, as the jolly fat man delivered a glimmer of green in the little time left to trade before the holiday.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday amid a deluge of data, on the last full trading day of Christmas week.
U.S. stocks closed higher, recovering slightly from a sharp sell-off last week, as investors eyed oil prices in the shortened holiday week.
European markets came under pressure Monday to close lower, as Spanish stocks and oil prices took a tumble.
Traders focused their attention on slumping commodities prices, on the global economy and central bank policies.
U.S. crude futures for January delivery — which expired Monday — ended slightly higher after hitting a multi-year low.
Gold edged up on Monday as weakness in the dollar and equities helped the metal recoup some losses from a U.S. interest rate hike last week.
Asia's markets traded mixed on Monday, with many markets retracing initial losses that had tracked Wall Street's sharp losses on Friday.
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Friday as investors weighed low oil and data in the aftermath of the Federal Reserve's rate hike Wednesday. Options expiration also contributed to volatility.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Tuesday after the release of GDP data.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday morning as investors continued to buy safe-haven treasury bonds.
European markets closed lower on Friday as the sharp rally from the day before lost steam and investors remained cautious on the price of oil.
Oil prices settled lower Friday after the release of U.S. oil rig count data and amid growing oversupply concerns.
U.S. sovereign bond yields fell after oil prices tumbled to lows not seen since 2004 early on Monday.
Gold rose on Friday, but remained near multi-year lows after the Fed lifted U.S. interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade.
The dollar tumbled against the Japanese yen on Friday after the Bank of Japan merely tweaked its monthly asset-purchase program.