Oil prices retreated from their highest levels in more than a month on Monday as investors took profits.
The dollar hovered near a three-week low on Monday, anchored by the doubts over the potential for a rise in U.S. interest rates this year.
Gold rose to its highest level since early July on Monday on expectations that the Fed will postpone an expected U.S. interest rate hike to next year.
Equity markets in China got a boost from comments out of the country's central bank that the country's market correction is "almost over."
U.S. stocks closed higher, wrapping up a solid week of gains, as investors digested indications on the timing of a rate hike ahead of earnings.
U.S. stock index futures ticked lower on Tuesday, following European and Asian shares downwards after weak trade data fueled growth concerns about China.
European stocks finished higher on Friday, after global stocks and oil prices rose following dovish minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve, easing investor interest rate fears.
Crude prices swung back and forth in choppy trade on Friday as traders closed positions at the end of a week that saw prices rally.
Gold rose to a 7-week high on Friday after minutes from the Fed's last policy meeting showed the central bank was in no hurry to raise interest rates.
The U.S. dollar hit multi-week lows against the euro and Swiss franc on Friday.
Asian stocks marched higher on Friday, following a positive lead from Wall Street, fueled by dovish signals from the U.S. Federal Reserve minutes.
U.S. stocks closed higher, with the Dow and S&P above key psychological levels, as investors digested the Fed's September meeting minutes.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open on Monday as third-quarter earnings season gets underway.
Treasurys briefly turned positive on Thursday after the Federal Reserve released minutes from its Sept. 16-17 meeting.
European stocks attempted to end Thursday on a high, as investors shook off global market woes and steered their focus towards the oil price rally.
U.S. stock index futures indicated slightly higher open on Friday, with traders set to continue digesting the minutes from the Fed meeting.
The U.S. dollar held lower on Thursday after the release of the Federal Reserve minutes.
Oil prices climbed to their highest in five weeks on Thursday, as buoyant Chinese equity markets encouraged buying.
Gold turned lower on Thursday in a dramatic turnaround after Fed meeting minutes showed policymakers at the U.S. central bank were unsettled.
Asian stocks traded mixed on Thursday, with Chinese equities outperforming after markets resumed trade after a week-long holiday.
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Manufacturing in China contracted more slowly in November and the services industry grew, signs that the economy's transition is on track.
Asia's third-largest economy expanded at a 7.4 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, compared with 7 percent in April-June.
Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs's top economist, expects the Federal Reserve to go gradual on rates, and for modest U.S. growth to prevail.