U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday as investors digested existing home sales data.
European stocks closed higher, as Wall Street rose after falling earlier in the week on renewed concerns the Fed would raise interest rates in the near-term.
Most Asia markets gained on Friday, retracing earlier losses, despite a fresh stream of hawkish commentary from U.S. Federal Reserve officials.
The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against the yen in more than three weeks on Friday.
Gold edged lower on Friday for the third straight session and notched its biggest weekly slide in nearly two months on expectations of a rate hike.
US oil fell as high inventories limited the upside of a series of supply outages in Nigeria, Canada and Libya, but posted a weekly gain.
U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday after the latest Fed commentary increased prospects of a rate hike as soon as June.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Monday, as oil prices dipped and traders mulled more hints of near-term monetary policy tightening.
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday morning as investors continued to digest the Fed's release of its April minutes.
European stocks finished lower in Thursday as markets around the world digested the latest minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The Federal Reserve's April minutes upped the prospect of an interest rate hike, sending the dollar higher and most Asia markets lower on Thursday.
The dollar stood tall and set a three-week high against the yen on Thursday, after the minutes of the U.S. Fed's meeting rekindled expectations.
Gold fell on Thursday, after minutes from a Fed policy meeting signalled the central bank could raise rates as soon as next month.
Last month, deliveries of petroleum rose by 3.6 percent from a year ago to 19.7 million barrels per day.
U.S. stocks closed off session highs, with the Dow and S&P little changed after the release of the Fed minutes.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were lower on as investors digested the latest Fed minutes.
U.S. stock index futures were higher on Friday morning as traders looked towards the release of existing home sales.
European indexes closed mostly higher as investors reacted to volatile oil markets and awaited the minutes of the latest Federal Reserve meeting.
Most Asian markets retreated Wednesday amid concerns the Fed may hike rates soon, with Japan's shares ending a tad down after topsy-turvy trade.
The dollar rallied to a three-week high against the euro and a basket of currencies on Wednesday.