Europe stocks end higher after strong euro zone data; banks weigh as HSBC sinks 6.5%
Asia markets traded mixed, while South Korean shares hit highs not seen since mid-2015 during the Tuesday session.
The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Fed policymakers pointed to the potential for US interest rates to rise next month.
Oil prices rose to near three-week highs on Tuesday after OPEC said it was sticking to its agreement to cut production.
Gold fell on Tuesday as reinforced expectations of an increase to U.S. interest rates next month pushed the dollar higher.
U.S. stock index futures are poised for a slightly higher open on Tuesday as traders eyed a deluge of earnings reports.
European markets finished Monday's trade mostly higher, after investors digested a raft of earnings and fresh economic data.
Asia markets traded mostly higher as investors await further details from President Trump's economic policies, including tax reforms.
The euro recovered some ground against the dollar after talks aimed at finding a leftist unity candidate for France's election showed little sign of progress.
Oil prices rose but gains were limited as investors gauged whether an increase in US drilling rigs might offset the push by producers to cut output.
Gold held steady, as traders awaited further clues on the pace of US interest rate rises from a raft of Fed officials due to speak this week.
U.S. equities closed mixed on Friday, but managed another record close, while investors kept an eye on France's presidential election.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday as investors fretted over France's presidential election.
European markets closed mixed on Friday, pausing for breath after a strong rally at the start of the week.
Asia markets traded broadly lower on Friday as Samsung shares were closely watched by investors after Jay Y. Lee's arrest.
The yen rose against major currencies as concerns about the upcoming French elections kindled safe-haven demand for the Japanese currency.
Oil was pressured by growing global stocks, but hope that an output cut by producers might balance the market helped to cap losses.
Gold crept higher as investors opted for the safe haven qualities of bullion due to uncertainty about U.S. and European politics.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Friday ahead of the Presidents' Day holiday weekend.
U.S. equities closed mostly lower Thursday, taking a breather from a record-setting run, while energy dropped 1 percent.