Asian markets climbed after Japan shares took a roller-coaster ride in the immediate aftermath of the BOJ decision to adopt negative interest rates.
Spot gold rose 1 percent to a 3-month high on Monday, extending its recent rally on worries about global economic growth.
Oil prices rose on Friday, rebounding from 12-year lows on prospects of a deal between major exporters to cut production.
The dollar rose sharply on Friday, hitting a six-week high versus the yen.
European equities closed sharply lower on Thursday, as a raft of weak earnings offset positive sentiment surrounding the rebound in oil prices.
U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, as oil gains and Facebook outweighed pressure from declines in biotech stocks and concerns about economic growth.
U.S. government debt prices rose Thursday after durables goods data pointed to more weakness in the U.S. economy.
Wall Street looked set to open lower on Monday, after an official survey showed China's factory sector contracted for the sixth month and crude oil prices fell.
Asia markets were mixed, but largely trimmed earlier losses, despite Wall Street's fall after the Fed appeared to temper its expectations for U.S. growth.
Gold edged down from 12-week highs after the U.S. Federal Reserve signalled it would not be deterred from raising interest rates this year.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent lower Wednesday, despite higher oil prices, as disappointing quarterly reports weighed and the Fed statement renewed concerns about global economic growth.
Treasury prices remained lower Wednesday afternoon after the Federal Reserve opted not to hike interest rates.
European markets eked out gains Wednesday as investors tried to shake off oil's fluctuations and disappointing earnings.
Asia markets were mostly higher on Wednesday after Wall Street surged overnight on a bounce in oil prices and positive earnings news.
U.S. oil futures settled up 92 cents, or 2.85 percent at $33.22 per barrel Thursday, marking the first three-day win streak of 2016.
U.S. stocks closed higher, helped by a bounce in oil and some earnings beats, ahead of the release of the Fed statement Wednesday.
The Treasury Department auctioned $26 billion in 2-year notes at a high yield of 0.86 percent on Tuesday.
Gold futures whipsawed, hitting a new high of $1,124 after the Federal Reserve said it would not change interest rates at its January meeting.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open Thursday after December durable goods orders declined far more than expected.
European markets posted strong gains on Tuesday, on the back of a sharp rebound in oil prices and a rally in mining stocks.