European equities ended Wednesday's trade sharply higher, as sentiment was boosted by a rally in banks and remarks from Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a sharply lower open on Thursday.
Monkeys threw a wrench into Asian markets in the Lunar New Year's first week of trading, with sell-offs in Japan, Singapore and Down Under Wednesday.
Oil prices seesawed on Wednesday as worries about a global supply glut offset a surprise drop in U.S. crude stockpiles.
Gold stabilized below a 7-1/2 month high on Wednesday after Janet Yellen comments.
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U.S. equities closed near the flatline after a choppy trading session, as investors looked ahead to Janet Yellen's testimony.
U.S. sovereign bond prices fell in fickle trade ahead of Tuesday's close.
European stocks slid to close sharply lower as investors remained pessimistic on global economic growth prospects.
Gold rose for an eighth session out of nine, climbing towards a 7-1/2-month high as investors sought the safe-haven asset.
Oil prices were pressured Tuesday by a report showing supply will not drop quickly enough to erode a global surplus.
The dollar tumbled to a four-month low on Tuesday as growing fears of a global slowdown pushed investors to safe-haven currencies.
Australian and Japanese markets tumbled on Tuesday, as investors pulled cash from stocks in favor of safe havens.
U.S. futures fell amid a slew of earnings releases, while oil and global growth concerns weighed on investors.
U.S. stocks closed off their session lows on Monday amid a late rally in the energy sector.
U.S. sovereign bonds prices surged on Monday, as volatility in stocks persisted and rate rise fears dominated markets.
European markets ended sharply lower on Monday, as investors saw more factors adding to global growth concerns.
The yen surged by half a percent against the dollar as worry over Europe's banks drove capital to the safety currecny.
The price of gold jumped more than 2 percent on Monday to touch its highest level since June.
Oil prices slipped Monday as supply concerns grew after a Saudi-Venezuela meeting showed few signs of coordination to boost prices.