Focus switched to the upcoming U.S. presidential debate which could prove clues to the outcome of November's election.
Stocks closed lower as oil prices fell sharply while investors digested key manufacturing data, following two strong sessions.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday as investors digested the release of September manufacturing activity and comments from Fed speakers.
European stocks closed lower Friday as investors paused for breath after recent gains.
Markets in Asia ended mixed on Friday, as traders continued to digest announcements from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.
The dollar index edged higher on Friday, reversing earlier selling, after comments from Boston Fed Reserve President Eric Rosengren.
Oil fell on Friday, paring weekly gains, on a report that Saudi Arabia did not expect an agreement at talks next week among major crude exporters.
Gold edged lower, but the yellow metal was still on track for its biggest weekly gain in nearly two months.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open as traders eyed the release of data and comments from Fed speakers.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Thursday, with the Nasdaq having another record-setting session.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday as investors eyed the release of several pieces of data.
European stocks leaped to close higher on Thursday as global investors reacted to the Fed's decision to hold interest rates steady.
Asia markets advanced on Thursday, tracking the overnight rally in the U.S., after the Fed kept rates on hold.
The dollar was mixed after a Fed meeting that balanced hints of a rise in interest rates this year with cuts in the longer term outlook.
Oil rose as a weaker dollar and a surprisingly large drop in U.S. crude inventories emboldened investors.
Gold up as the Fed signaled an interest rate increase by the end of the year after policy was kept unchanged in September.
Stock index futures pointed to a higher open as traders digested the Fed's decision to keep interest rates unchanged.
Stocks closed sharply higher after the Fed kept rates unchanged but hinted at the possibility of one rate hike later this year.
U.S. sovereign bond prices fell on Wednesday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve's announcement.
Europe stocks closed higher on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan announced new measures, but pared some gains as investors awaited news from the Fed.