Upbeat U.S. data supported the view that the world's biggest economy may be strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.
U.S. equities rose, as a post-election rally continued, while investors digested data and braced for two key central bank meetings.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Tuesday as investors digested economic data ahead of a potential interest rate hike.
Asian shares were higher, with Japan's benchmark index up on a Trump announcement that saw SoftBank shares gain smartly.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday after another post-election rally in the previous session.
European bourses closed higher Tuesday as concerns over political instability eased and investors focused on the upcoming ECB meeting.
Asian markets bounced back on Tuesday with the central bank in Australia holding its benchmark rate steady.
Bets on market volatility stayed close to their highest since June's Brexit vote ahead of this week's European Central Bank meeting.
Oil prices fell below $51 a barrel as crude output rose in virtually every major export region despite plans to cut production.
Gold inched up as bargain-hunters moved in, but a possible U.S. rate hike as early as next week capped gains.
U.S. equities closed higher on Monday, unfazed by a key vote in Italy which led to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Monday morning as the expected fallout from Italy's No vote failed to materialize.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-higher open on Tuesday after notching record highs in the previous session.
European markets closed higher on Monday afternoon despite earlier losses following Italian PM Matteo Renzi's announcement to resign.
Asian shares fell on Monday as investors digested news that both the Italian and New Zealand Prime Minister would resign.
The euro recovered from against the dollar after Renzi's loss in a referendum over constitutional reform was seen as largely expected.
Brent crude oil prices rose above $55 a barrel as optimism spread about the prospect of a tightening market.
Gold fell as the euro slid against the dollar after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi lost a referendum on constitutional reform.
Stocks closed mostly flat as investors braced themselves for a key constitutional referendum.
U.S. government debt prices traded higher on Friday after the economy added more jobs than expected last month.