U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday as investors looked to the release of a range of economic data.
European stocks closed higher on Friday as investors digested a raft of corporate earnings and shook off concerns over China's economic slowdown.
Gold prices slipped on Friday as a recovering dollar pulled them off a 3-1/2 month high, but the metal still eked out a weekly rise.
Crude oil prices inched higher in choppy trade on Friday, as short covering fueled a small rally after four days of sharp losses.
The dollar rose broadly, as traders reckoned the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates later this year.
Asian stocks cruised higher on Friday, lifted by a positive U.S. lead and as investors bet on the possibility of further stimulus from Japan and China.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher as financial stocks rallied and mostly soft economic data supported the case for a rate hike delay.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Thursday as investors looked to the release of CPI data.
Europe closed higher on Thursday, as investors shrugged off the downturn in oil prices and concentrated on corporate earnings.
Gold pared gains after reaching a 3-1/2-month high on Thursday as a stronger-than-expected reading of U.S. inflation drove the dollar index higher.
The dollar rose against a basket of currencies as underlying domestic inflation strengthened more than expected in September.
US oil closed down 0.6 percent as the government reported a larger-than-expected crude stockpile build.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to slightly higher open, with traders keenly anticipating the release of a range of economic data.
Asian stocks marched higher on Thursday after weak U.S. data overnight heightened expectations that the Fed will hold off raising interest rates.
U.S. stocks closed lower as investors digested earnings reports and weighed weaker-than-expected data.
U.S. sovereign bond prices climbed on Wednesday as traders picked up safe haven Treasurys after some weaker than expected data out of China.
European equities ended in the red on Wednesday, as investors failed to shake off concerns over the economic slowdown in China.
Gold rallied to 3-1/2 month highs on Wednesday, as soft U.S. data fueled expectations the Fed will hold off raising interest rates.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open, following global stocks higher on hopes that recent softness in data will push out a rate hike.
Oil fell on Wednesday as concerns of a growing global supply glut negated optimism in recent weeks about declining US production.