U.S. equities closed mostly flat ahead of Christmas, as the Dow tried again to reach the psychologically important level of 20,000.
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Friday as investors eyed the release of data.
European markets closed around the flat line Friday as trading desks began to thin out in a shortened trading day for some major bourses.
Stocks fell as investors digested a series of economic data, while the Dow struggled to reach a key psychological level.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, with investors set to delve through fresh economic data.
The dollar headed into the Christmas break on Friday just over half a percent off highs hit after this month's Fed meeting.
Oil fell below $55 as higher Libyan output threatened to counter some of the supply cuts planned by OPEC.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday.
Asian shares were in the red on Friday with little Christmas cheer in thin holiday trade.
Gold edged higher in thin pre-Christmas trade as the dollar retreated from this week's 14-year high.
U.S. government debt prices hold steady on Thursday after the release of a big batch of data.
European markets closed lower on Thursday as concerns escalated as to the fragility of the Italian banking system.
The dollar dipped for a second day as traders booked profits ahead of a batch of U.S. data later in the day.
Gold prices fell on Thursday, as the dollar slipped and new U.S. economic data was released.
U.S. equities fell slightly on Wednesday, with real estate lagging, as the Dow Jones industrial average failed to reach 20,000.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Wednesday as investors remain undeterred from geopolitical tension.
Asian shares lost ground on Thursday amid thinner pre-holiday trade, after the Dow failed to reach the 20,000 mark overnight.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Thursday as traders digested the release of a big batch of data.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday as concerns increased regarding the stability of the Italian banking system.
The dollar took a breather from its run since the November 8 U.S. presidential election.