European markets closed slightly lower on Friday as investors reacted to fresh earnings and geopolitical tensions.
Asian markets closed mixed on Friday with South Korea hit by comments from President Donald Trump on trade to military defense.
Oil prices rebounded after dropping to a one-month low the previous day, prompting investors to buy ahead of a May OPEC meeting.
The euro rose against the U.S. dollar on Friday after strong euro zone inflation figures.
Gold firmed as forecast-beating euro zone inflation boosted the euro against the dollar and global stock markets retreated.
U.S. stocks traded in a narrow range Thursday, within striking distance of all-time highs, ahead of major tech company earnings.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday morning as investors eyed several pieces of data.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Friday morning.
European markets continued lower Thursday as investors reacted to the European Central Bank keeping interest rates unchanged.
Markets in Asia finished Thursday trade mostly higher despite the lower close on Wall Street due to the lack of detail in Trump's tax plans.
The dollar only held its gains against the yen on Thursday after Trump's tax plan offered no surprises, slowing the greenback's rally.
Gold prices edged down as global risk sentiment ebbed, but scepticism over President Trump's tax reform plan curbed further losses.
Oil prices fell, but losses were limited by expectations that exporters would agree to extend production cuts.
U.S. equities failed to hold earlier gains on Wednesday as investors digested President Donald Trump's outline for tax reform.
U.S. bonds were higher as investors review the release of Trump's tax plan and eyed fresh supply.
European markets closed higher on Wednesday, supported by a deluge of earning results which largely outperformed market expectations.
Asian markets closed higher on Wednesday, following the rise in U.S. indexes on the back of strong earnings announcements.
The Australian and New Zealand dollars sank, after Australian inflation data pointed to an economy under strain from mediocre growth in China.
Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday after government data showed a surprisingly large drop in U.S. crude inventories.
Gold recovered on Wednesday as speculators locked in some profit from recent losses, but some analysts expect further weakness.