Crude prices steadied in choppy trading on Friday, with Brent on track to its largest weekly drop in six months.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Thursday as sharp declines in oil prices weighed. Investors are also looking ahead to the highly-anticipated jobs report.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed Thursday as investors digested key employment data.
European stocks posted solid gains by Thursday's close, as investors shook off the renewed declines in oil.
Asia markets were mixed despite a higher finish in the U.S. that followed a rise in oil prices and dovish FOMC meeting minutes.
Gold slipped on Thursday as U.S. jobs data supported the dollar.
Oil prices sank as government data showed a far weaker U.S. crude inventory draw than an industry report released Tuesday suggested.
Sterling rebounded on Thursday after falling two straight days.
U.S. stock index futures extended gains Friday after the June nonfarm payrolls report exceeded expectations with a headline figure of 287,000.
U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by rising oil prices, and after the Fed released minutes from its June meeting.
U.S. sovereign bonds gave up earlier gains Wednesday after the benchmark yield hit a new all-time low.
European stocks finished trade sharply lower on Wednesday amid continued political and economic uncertainty in the EU following Brexit.
Markets in Asia were sharply lower, as investors scurried into safe-haven plays on global growth concerns, sending bond yields to record lows.
Gold hit more than two-year highs on Wednesday as equities fell and some bond yields slid.
Oil rose after a two-day decline lured buyers back, but analysts cautioned the market will remain pressured from a U.S. gas glut.
The safe-haven yen hit a 3-1/2 year high against sterling on fears about the impact of Brexit.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a mostly lower open Thursday amid U.S. data and higher oil prices.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, amid record lows in the benchmark 10-year Treasury yield, as global growth concerns weighed.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were higher Tuesday, after being closed Monday for the July 4 holiday, resuming a strong "safe-haven" bid.
Europe slipped sharply lower on Tuesday, as a fall in oil prices and concerns over global growth weighed on sentiment.