European equities ended lower on Tuesday, after trade data out of China hit European miners hard and oil prices fell sharply.
China shares eked out gains Tuesday even as most Asian markets slipped, with traders digesting weaker-than-expected trade data from the mainland.
Goldman Sachs suggested the recent rally was unsustainable and as analysts expected another U.S. stockpile build.
Weak Chinese trade data stoked safe-haven demand for the yen on Tuesday.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Tuesday as investors paused for breath after a recent rally.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday after oil prices recovered from the selling seen on Tuesday.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Monday, steadying after their first three-week rally of the year so far, as gains in energy stocks offset declines in technology.
Bonds rose as equity investors paused for breath after a recent rally and digested weaker-than-expected trade data from China.
US government debt prices fell on Monday, supporting yields as oil prices rallied and investors digested Friday's strong jobs report.
European markets finished mostly in the red on Monday despite a strong recovery in oil prices and mining stocks.
Asia markets ended mixed on Monday as investors digested U.S. data and China's NPC meeting, with the Nikkei falling, while China shares rose.
U.S. stocks ended a choppy Friday session with gains, helped by a rise in oil prices and a jobs report that showed economic growth without necessarily inducing the Fed to raise rates earlier.
European markets posted solid gains by Friday's close, as investors cheered on the rally in mining stocks, a good U.S. jobs report and a recovery in oil prices.
The dollar index fell as big gains in oil prices rekindled demand for the euro and commodity-sensitive currencies.
U.S. crude gained over 5 percent as oil buying was encouraged by talk that OPEC producers want a higher anchor price.
Gold rose on Monday, hovering just below last week's 13-month high as the U.S. dollar turned lower.
Markets in Asia registered gains for the week despite a tepid session on Friday that saw major indexes waver between positive and negative territory.
The dollar hit one-week lows against the euro and fell against the yen after a drop in U.S. wages in February overshadowed strong jobs growth.
Strong underlying investment demand helped prices rebound from a sharp drop in the wake of forecast-beating U.S. payrolls data.
U.S. oil prices rallied again on Friday after a one-day pause, helped by strong U.S. jobs data and technical buying.