The euro gained after ECB head Mario Draghi suggested it was less necessary to prop up the market through ultra-loose monetary policy.
Oil prices fell again on Thursday morning following a steep drop in the previous session after a surge in U.S. crude inventories.
Gold held steady on Thursday after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged at 0.0 percent.
Asian equities finished in negative territory on Thursday after China's inflation data painted a mixed picture.
U.S. futures pointed to a flat open as traders digested data and the latest monetary policy decision from the European Central Bank.
U.S. equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday as investors dealt with plunging oil prices and digested scorching employment data.
U.S. government debt prices fell on Wednesday as investors digested strong employment data and eyed an auction.
European stocks closed slightly higher on Wednesday as investors digested corporate earnings and new economic data from Germany and the U.K.
The dollar rose to its highest level in five days, just below a two-month peak after a better-than-expected ADP report.
Gold prices hit a four-week low as the dollar gathered strength on the prospect of a U.S. interest rate hike.
U.S. crude inventories rose by 8.2 million barrels in the last week, quadruple analysts' expectations.
Asian equities were mostly in the red on Wednesday amid mounting geopolitical risks in the region and Fed rate hike concerns.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a flat open as traders focused on economic data ahead of a probable interest rate hike next week.
U.S. equities closed lower on Tuesday after House Republicans unveiled legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Tuesday as investors digested fresh economic data and kept an eye on auctions.
European markets closed lower Tuesday as investors digested fresh economic data and eyed a probable interest rate hike in the U.S. later this month
The dollar steadied against a basket of currencies in early European trade, still stuck below highs hit in December and January.
Oil prices surrendered gains after Saudi Arabia's oil minister commented on future OPEC output cuts.
Gold hit a three-week low on Tuesday as expectations for a U.S. interest rate hike this month weighed.
Asian shares finished mostly higher on Tuesday amid growing expectations that the Federal Reserve could tighten monetary policy next week.