U.S. sovereign bond prices fell after the European Central Bank outlined a policy path and as stocks and oil prices rose.
Gold fell on Friday as hints of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank weighed on the euro and pushed stocks higher.
The dollar firmed Friday, boosted by expectations of monetary easing by in Europe and Japan, and by strong U.S. housing data.
Crude oil posted its biggest one-day gain since August 27.
Asia markets lost early gains and slid into negative territory, following another Wall Street selloff on concerns over global growth, China and oil.
U.S. stocks closed lower but well above session lows as the S&P 500 held a technical level and biotechs recovered in late trade.
U.S. oil prices rebounded more than $1 a barrel from 12-year lows, posting their biggest daily gain this year.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as hopes of stimulus in the euro zone and further recovery in oil prices continued to boost recently battered global equities.
Gold edged lower after posting its biggest one-day gain in two weeks in the previous session.
The dollar turned negative against the euro on Thursday, reversing a morning rally.
U.S. sovereign bond prices rallied on Wednesday, weighing on yields amid a global stock market sell-off.
European stocks ended sharply lower on Wednesday, as a sharp drop in oil prices added pressure to equities in all sectors.
Asian stocks tumbled Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei entering the bear market, as global sentiment remains low on concerns over economic growth, China, and low oil prices.
The dollar fell to a more than one-year low against the Japanese yen as crude oil prices dropped near 13-year lows.
U.S. oil futures recorded their worst settlement since May 2003, as a global supply glut bumped up against bearish financial news.
Global equity markets fell to 2-1/2-year lows and oil prices continued their relentless slump.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher opening Thursday amid ECB President Mario Draghi's press conference.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, stabilizing after a sharply lower start to the year despite pressure from a fresh decline in oil prices.
U.S. sovereign bond yields were mixed on Tuesday after a raft of data out of China met expectations and U.S. stocks fell slightly.
European stocks posted strong gains by Tuesday's close, helping by positive trade in Asia and a rebound in mining stocks.