U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday with energy leading as oil held above $49 a barrel.
Asia markets mostly closed higher on Wednesday, with Hong Kong leading gains and several major indexes advancing more than 1 percent each.
The U.S. dollar rose against the yen for a second straight day and hovered near its highest level in roughly 10 weeks against the euro.
Gold fell to a seven-week low after upbeat data boosted expectations that the Fed will press ahead with interest rate hikes.
Oil prices were higher on after the U.S. government reported a larger-than-expected drop in crude stocks.
U.S. stocks closed more than 1 percent higher Tuesday, following encouraging reports on the housing market and sharp gains in European stocks.
Europe closed sharply up on Tuesday, as sentiment was lifted by positive U.S. trade, and strong gains from banks, insurers and retailers.
U.S. stock index futures were higher on Thursday eyed the release of several pieces of data and earnings and kept an eye on rising oil prices.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were lower Tuesday as investors digested seesawing oil prices and awaited a Treasury Department sale.
Asian markets fell on Tuesday, led by declines in Japan and China, as investors await further cues from the Fed ahead of its June policy meeting.
The U.S. dollar hit its highest level against the euro in more than eight weeks on Tuesday and rallied against the yen.
Gold fell to the lowest in more than five weeks on Tuesday as the dollar hit a two-month high against a currency basket.
Oil prices fell in thin trade on Tuesday as the U.S. dollar strengthened, but losses were curbed by a likely drawdown in U.S. crude stockpiles.
U.S. stocks closed lower Monday in low volume trade as investors awaited further indications on the timing of the Federal Reserve's next rate hike.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were trading higher on Monday as investors eyed Treasury auctions and upcoming speeches by Federal Reserve officials.
European stocks finished mostly lower on Monday as investors digested a fall in oil prices, mixed data out of the euro zone and the prospect of a U.S. rate hike in June.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly higher open Wednesday, continuing a "risk-on" rally in global indexes.
Asia markets closed mixed on Monday, with the Nikkei down after weak trade data, as markets adjust to a slew of comments from the Fed.
The U.S. dollar gained against the euro on Monday after Federal Reserve officials made hawkish remarks on monetary policy.
Oil reversed early losses to turn positive on Tuesday, as investors awaited crude oil inventory data from the United States.