U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher start to Wall Street trade on Wednesday, as European shares rose following a global selloff on Tuesday.
Fears that an interest rate hike in the United States is imminent drove Asian stock markets outside Shanghai lower on Monday.
Gold rose as the dollar really paused, after a strong U.S. jobs report boosted expectations the Federal Reserve would soon raise rates.
Brent fell below $59 on Monday as a promising U.S. jobs report pushed the dollar up, offsetting geopolitical tensions and the threat of output cuts.
The euro hit a 12-year low against the dollar after falling below $1.07 as the ECB continued its QE program.
U.S. stocks closed down more than 1 percent as investors weighed a jobs report that indicated a rate hike could come sooner rather than later.
Yields spiked higher after data showed US jobs data beat expectations and the jobless rate fell to a more than 6-1/2 year low in February.
Europe shares end mixed after US jobs data
The dollar jumped to an 11-1/2 year high as U.S. employment growth bolstered market sentiment that the Fed was closer to raising interest rates.
Gold fell nearly 12 percent after the closely watched employment report came in better than expected.
Brent steadied near $60 on Friday as a stronger dollar balanced worries over the impact of fighting in Libya and Iraq on oil production.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat to higher open, as investors attempted to find confidence following Friday's strong jobs report.
Asian shares largely rose on Friday, supported by a stronger close on Wall Street overnight, with Japanese and South Korean markets scaling fresh highs.
U.S. stocks closed higher, breaking two days of losses amid details of QE in the euro zone and anticipation of Friday's nonfarm payrolls report.
Bonds hoovered around the flat line after comments by ECB President Mario Draghi bolstered Treasurys' attractiveness compared with European bonds.
European equities ended higher on Thursday after the ECB's President Mario Draghi set a date for sovereign bond purchases to start.
Gold rose slightly after the European Central Bank offered details on its massive bond-buying program.
Oil fell in volatile trade on Thursday in the face of a strong dollar and the U.S. commitment to forge a nuclear deal with Iran.
The euro fell on Thursday below $1.10 for the first time since 2003 and the U.S. dollar added to gains.
U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Friday after fluctuating as investors digested February's employment report.
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