Gold rose on Friday after U.S. jobs growth came in below expectations, dampening the likelihood of an interest rate hike.
U.S. stocks closed mostly flat Thursday as investors digested a slew of economic data ahead of Friday's key jobs report.
Asian markets were mixed on Friday, as traders likely huddled on the sidelines before the key U.S. nonfarm payroll report due later.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open Friday as investors digested a weaker-than-expected August jobs report.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Thursday as investors digested the release of a batch of data.
European stocks closed lower on Thursday, taking their lead from Wall Street after weak U.S. manufacturing data.
Asia markets were mostly lower on Thursday, with sentiment weighed by an oil price drop and as traders shrugged off better-than-expected China data.
Sterling jumped 1 percent against the dollar and hit a one-month high against the euro on Thursday.
Oil fell on Thursday as a rise in U.S. crude inventories focused attention on a supply glut that has pushed stockpiles to record highs.
Gold tried for gains after it dropped to its lowest in more than two months on Thursday as investors waited for U.S. jobs figures.
Stocks closed lower, the last trading day of the month, as investors digested falling oil prices and looked ahead to Friday's jobs report.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Thursday as traders eyed the release of a host of data.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were lower Wednesday as bond investors analyzed the ADP private sector payroll report.
European stocks were mixed in afternoon trade Wednesday as investors reacted to a jobs report in the U.S. and a slew of data from the euro zone.
Markets in Asia traded mixed on Wednesday, with Japanese shares gaining on the back of a weaker yen.
This came as investors reversed bets made against the greenback on speculation that the Fed would not hike interest rates anytime soon.
Crude oil prices slid on a strong U.S. dollar and high stocks of physical oil, though prices remained on track for a monthly gain.
Gold slid to a two-month low on Wednesday after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat open Wednesday following the release of the ADP's private sector payroll report.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, with utilities falling 1 percent, as investors analyzed strong consumer data.