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.
Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday, erasing early gains and pushing U.S. crude back below $40 a barrel.
The euro rose above $1.12 for the first time in more than a month, while the yen hit its strongest in three weeks.
Gold rose as the dollar hit a low against the euro, after last week's soft U.S. growth data dented expectations for rate hike.
Stocks closed mixed in choppy trade, amid falling oil prices while investors digested economic data.
European stocks ended mostly in the red on Monday as investors reacted to banking stress tests and new manufacturing data.
Asia markets were mostly higher on Monday, with Chinese mainland shares falling, as traders digested weak Chinese PMI data.
The dollar recovered after its poorest weekly performance in three months, while the yen weakened after surging more than 3 percent.
U.S. crude prices on Monday settled sharply lower after briefly breaking below $40 a barrel for the first time since April.
Gold steadied on Monday, retreating from a near three-week high hit in the previous session.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Friday, the last trading day of the month, as encouraging earnings from major tech companies offset negative reports from some energy firms and a disappointing GDP report.
U.S. government debt yields were lower on Friday morning as U.S. gross domestic product for the second quarter missed economists' expectations.
European stocks recovered to close in the black on Friday as investors worked their way through another raft of European earnings.