The U.S. dollar gained against the euro and the yen after the Federal Reserve left the federal funds rates unchanged on Wednesday.
Oil futures settled down 2.3 percent on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported a surprise build in weekly crude inventories.
Gold recovered Wednesday after it had briefly trimmed its gains while traders digested the outcome of a 2-day Fed meeting.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, amid major earnings reports and lower oil prices, ahead of the week's central bank meetings.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open Thursday as traders eyed a busy day of earnings.
U.S stock-index futures rose on Wednesday, as European and Japanese stocks gained in early trade ahead of policy announcements from the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of Japan.
U.S. sovereign bond yields gained on Tuesday after a $34 billion auction of five-year notes.
European markets closed higher on Tuesday as traders digested another slew of earnings and oil prices weighed.
Japanese stocks sold off on Tuesday as the yen jumped after local media indicated the government's stimulus package may not live up to expectations.
The yen hit a high against the euro and rose against the dollar as traders lower expectations of a Japanese stimulus injection.
Brent crude hit its lowest since May, pressured by concerns that a long-awaited rebalancing of the market would be delayed.
Gold rose on Tuesday, but remained hemmed into a range ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting this week.
U.S. stocks closed lower in light volume trade Monday, with energy stocks lagging as oil prices briefly hit their lowest in nearly three months.
U.S. Treasury bonds continued to decline on Monday, with yields creeping up towards levels reached around the Brexit vote on June 23.
European markets pared gains on Monday to close mixed, as Wall Street traded lower and oil prices fell.
Asia markets traded mixed on Monday, as traders eye key central bank meetings in the U.S. and Japan due later in the week.
Gold pared losses on Monday as the dollar and world stock markets turned lower ahead of central bank meetings.
Wall Street looked set to open narrowly mixed on Tuesday, amid a slew of Dow component earnings reports and ahead of major central bank meetings.
Oil prices fell nearly 3 percent on Monday on rising concerns that a global glut of crude and refined products would pressure markets.
The dollar inched up against the yen ahead of meetings at the Bank of Japan and the Fed which investors expect to be dollar-positive.