European stocks finished sharply higher Wednesday as equity markets rallied globally at the end of a torrid month.
Oil prices were mixed in volatile trade on Wednesday, as escalation in Syria boosted Brent and a crude stock build weighed on WTI.
Gold hit its lowest level in two weeks and recorded its biggest quarterly loss in a year on Wednesday, ahead of a Fed decision on interest rates.
U.S. Treasury prices were lower on Wednesday, as a recovery in global stock markets dented the appeal of safe haven bonds.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to mildly higher open, trying for a positive start to the last quarter of the year.
The euro lost ground on Wednesday on data showing euro zone inflation dipped back into negative territory in September.
Asian stocks largely advanced on Wednesday, recovering from the global sell-off following a modestly positive U.S. lead.
U.S. stocks closed mixed, attempting to stabilize after a sharp sell-off, as commodities recovered slightly but biotech stocks failed to hold gains.
European equities closed in the red on Tuesday, as investors turned negative, despite recoveries in mining, autos and oil prices.
Oil prices rose on Tuesday as expectations that U.S. crude inventories dropped in the latest week boosted prices.
Platinum prices fell below $900 an ounce on Tuesday for the first time since January 2009, hurt by the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
U.S. Treasury prices rose Tuesday amid global stock market volatility fanned by concerns about China's economy and the timing of U.S. rate hikes.
Wall Street shares were expected to open with solid gains on Wednesday, bolstered by a strong performance in Asian and European markets.
The yen and Swiss franc were the winners on Tuesday as risk aversion swept global markets, underpinning flows into safe haven currencies.
Asian shares plummeted on Tuesday, with commodity plays among the biggest casualties on the back of China-related worries.
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower as uncertainty about the timing of a rate hike and concerns about global economic growth continued to weigh.
European equities ended sharply lower on Monday as concerns over carmaker Volkswagen and miner Glencore continued to dent investor sentiment.
The yen rose on Monday, gaining around 0.6 percent against the dollar and the euro.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a positive start for Wall Street on Tuesday as commodities recovered slightly.
Oil sank on Monday, pressured by tumbling equities and weak Chinese economic data, but an estimated drawdown in crude stocks limited losses.