U.S. stocks closed slightly higher, extending the prior day's rebound, as negative news out of Greece counterbalanced a good retail sales report.
Gold inched lower on Friday as traders were cautious ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's policy-setting meeting next week.
U.S. stock index futures futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, as talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed once again at the weekend.
The euro rebounded against the dollar as Greece said it is getting closer to a deal on its debt.
European equities closed slightly higher on Thursday, as the IMF dashed hopes that a deal between Greece and its bailout supervisors was near.
Asian equity markets tide over a data-heavy Thursday with advances across the board.
Bond yields extended losses after the government's auction of 30-year bonds drew the strongest demand since late last year.
The euro weakened after the IMF pulled out of debt talks with Greece while the dollar clung to modest gains on Friday.
Gold prices fell on Thursday, snapping three days of gains, as global stocks rallied after strong US economic data.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday, with sentiment hit by bad signs from Greece and skepticism over the U.S. economic recovery.
Crude oil fell on Thursday as players took profits from the past two days of gains.
MSCI's decision to delay the inclusion of China-listed shares in its emerging market index weighed on mainland markets on Wednesday.
The dollar slipped to two-week lows against the yen on Wednesday after Japan's chief central banker said the yen was "very weak."
Yields remained higher on Wednesday as the government's auction of 10-year notes met solid demand.
Trade in U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly higher open for Wall Street shares on Wednesday, as focus turned to rising bond yields.
U.S. stock index futures were a touch higher as investors eyed this week's most-anticipated economic number: May retail sales.
U.S. stocks closed up more than 1 percent amid signs of progress in the Greece debt talks and better economic growth as yields continued to rally.
Oil rallied for a second straight day on Wednesday as U.S. government data confirmed a big weekly drawdown in domestic crude stockpiles.
Gold rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, bolstered by a softer dollar and worries over the Greek debt crisis.
U.S. stocks closed narrowly mixed as investors eyed recovery in bond yields and indicators on rate hike timing, amid continued Greece debt talks.
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