Gold rose two percent to above $1,200 an ounce on Wednesday, heading for a second session of gains.
U.S. stocks closed mildly lower, recovering from sharp morning losses as investors found some relief from a slight recovery in the bond market.
U.S. Treasury yields trimmed earlier losses which came after the Treasury Department auctioned $24 billion in three-year notes.
European equities finished sharply lower Tuesday as bond markets sold off, amid a raft of corporate earnings.
Asian shares traded mixed on Tuesday, as investors weighed a raft of earnings and kept an eye on Australia's federal budget and Greece's debt crisis.
The dollar clawed its way higher, recovering from almost four-month lows reached late last week on another surprisingly bad round of U.S. data.
U.S. oil prices closed up 2.5 percent at $60.75 a barrel as a weak dollar lifted commodities denominated in the currency.
Gold rose up to one percent on Tuesday as the dollar and European shares suffered from a sell-off in global bond markets.
U.S. stock index futures pared gains as data showed consumer spending remained muted despite warmer weather and lower gas prices.
U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday as investors eyed gains in bond yields and awaited the week's data releases.
U.S. Treasury yields resumed their climb on Monday after the April labor market report, and ahead of a number of Treasury auctions this week.
European equities finished mixed on Monday, with the French index the worst performer out of the major bourses, dragged down by shares of Airbus.
Asian stocks mostly advanced on Monday as China rolled out its third interest rate cut since November.
Oil slipped on Monday as signs U.S. shale oil production was recovering after a recent price rally renewed concerns of a growing global supply glut.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower Wall Street open on Tuesday, as global stocks declined on the back of a sharp fall in bond prices.
Gold was little changed on Monday, after the impact of Friday's mixed U.S. data supporting bets the Fed will not raise rates until late 2015.
The dollar rose against the euro on renewed worries over a Greek exit from the eurozone, while the New Zealand dollar plunged against the greenback.
U.S. stocks closed higher as investors cheered a jobs report that showed economic growth but not enough for most to see immediate Fed tightening.
European shares rallied on Friday after the U.K. election outcome and a U.S. jobs report that showed economic growth but not enough to warrant a rate rise immediately.
Asian shares traded mostly firmer on Friday on the back of a positive lead from Wall Street and bets that Beijing will roll out more easing measures.
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