Gold prices rose whilst the dollar slipped as the market waited for clues on the timing of interest rate rises in the United States.
Asia markets traded mostly lower on Wednesday, tracking U.S. losses, as uncertainty over central banks' next moves spurred jitters.
The U.S. dollar eased against the yen on Wednesday after skepticism grew that the Bank of Japan would intensify its stimulative monetary policies.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Wednesday, as investors remained cautious over choppiness in the oil market.
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower Tuesday, lead by energy, as investors digested a spike in volatility and falling oil prices.
U.S. government debt prices traded lower on Tuesday, as investors pondered over when the Fed could raise interest rates, while watching oil.
European stocks finished lower on Tuesday as sentiment was hit by a sharp fall in the oil price.
Asian markets were mixed, giving up earlier gains despite slightly better-than-expected China data and a dovish speech from Fed Governor Brainard.
The U.S. dollar gained against the yen and riskier commodity currencies such as the Australian and New Zealand dollars on Tuesday.
Oil fell on Tuesday following a gloomy prediction from IEA on demand growth that suggested the global overhang of inventories may persist.
Gold wavered after comments by a top Federal Reserve official reduced prospects of a U.S. interest rate hike next week.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Monday after a key Federal Reserve official advised "prudence" with regards to interest rates.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open on Tuesday, as investors kept an eye on the oil price, and Fed rate hike talk.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Monday, as investors digested comments from Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard.
European stocks finished firmly in the red on Monday as investors failed to shake off concerns over a potential interest rate hike in September by the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The dollar fell against the safe-haven yen as uncertainty surrounding a potential Fed rate hike this month fueled a selloff in riskier currencies.
Oil prices rose on Monday as a softer dollar and stronger U.S. equity markets helped crude futures rebound from an earlier drop.
Gold fell slightly on Monday as investors reassess the possibility of a Federal Reserve rate hike later this month.
Asian shares tumbled after a sharply lower finish for major U.S. indexes on Friday amid concerns central banks will become less accomodative.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Monday, as talk of an interest rate hike by the Fed coming soon rattled investors.