Oil prices posted a third week of gains as market sentiment turned more upbeat amid signs a global supply glut may be easing.
Gold slipped on Friday as the dollar advanced versus the yen, but the metal was still looking to post a weekly gain.
The yen hit a 2 1/2-week low against the dollar on a report said the Bank of Japan was considering helping banks by applying negative rates.
U.S. sovereign bond prices traded lower Thursday amid a wave of “risk-on” sentiment in equity markets and as investors awaited a slew of new data.
European markets finished in negative territory after the ECB held its key interest rates unchanged and following a slew of disappointing earnings.
Most major Asian markets advanced on Thursday, but Chinese stocks fell behind their regional peers and extended losses from the previous session.
U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday but well off session highs as declines in consumer staples and utilities weighed.
European markets closed higher on Wednesday, as crude oil prices pared losses.
The dollar recovered against the euro after ECB meeting as traders focus on next week's Fed meeting.
U.S. stocks closed lower Thursday, with telecoms leading declines amid the latest batch of earnings.
U.S. oil prices slid, reversing early gains as a rebounding dollar weighed on commodities denominated in the U.S. currency.
Silver slipped sharply from an 11-month peak on Thursday as a rebound in the dollar prompted traders to cash in earlier gains.
Asian markets retraced much of their early gains on Wednesday afternoon, with Chinese mainland markets dropping particularly sharply.
Commodity-linked currencies such as the Australian and Canadian dollars inched towards recent peaks on Wednesday.
The price of gold eased as a firmer dollar halted the previous day's rally while silver held near an 11-month peak.
U.S. oil closed at new 2016 highs on a smaller-than-expected U.S. crude build.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to higher open Thursday, amid more earnings and steadying oil prices, following Wednesday's gains.
U.S. sovereign bond prices moved lower Tuesday as investors opted for riskier assets on the back of rising oil prices.
European stock indexes closed higher on Tuesday, as a sharp tick-up in oil prices and commodity stocks boosted sentiment.
Most Asian markets gained on Tuesday, led by Japan, as oil prices steadied after Monday's drop on producers' failure to reach an output-freeze deal.