Stocks closed mostly flat on Thursday, despite a rise in oil prices, as Wall Street looked ahead for Friday's jobs report.
U.S. government debt prices were slightly higher on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as traders digested a better-than-expected jobs report.
European stocks finished Thursday higher as investors celebrated the BoE's decision to cut the UK's key interest rate to a record low.
Asia markets advanced on Thursday, with Japanese shares gaining on the back of a relatively weaker yen.
Sterling saw its biggest falls since the aftermath of June's Brexit vote.
Oil closed more than 2 percent higher on short-covering, after a modest stockpile drop at the delivery hub for U.S. crude futures.
Gold prices turned higher on Thursday after the Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time since 2009.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Thursday as traders focused on a host of earnings while digesting a rate cut by the Bank of England.
U.S. stocks closed slightly higher, amid a sharp rebound in oil prices, while the Dow snapped a seven-day slide.
U.S. Treasury bonds fell on Wednesday, following the announcement of a stimulus plan in Japan and a move by WTI crude oil to back below $40 per barrel.
European stocks closed mixed on Wednesday after a slew of earnings, with banking stocks rallying.
Asia markets fell on Wednesday, with the Nikkei selling off on the back of another yen spike amid disappointment with the country's stimulus plan.
Gold was little changed on Wednesday, hovering close to a three-week high hit in the previous session.
Oil prices surged on Wednesday after as a larger-than-expected weekly gasoline inventory draw offset a surprise build in crude stockpiles.
The dollar gained as ADP jobs data revealed new U.S. private sector jobs, suggesting an improving labor market.
Futures fell as investors digested a slump in oil, disappointment over Japan's stimulus plan and private-sector employment data.
Stocks closed lower as oil settled below $40 for the first time since April and as the Dow did something it had not done in a year.
European markets finished deep in negative territory on Tuesday, as concerns over the health of the region's lenders continued to weigh on sentiment.
Asia markets ended mostly down Tuesday, with Australia shares lower despite an RBA rate cut, while the yen climbed amid Japan's stimulus package.