Gold pared earlier gains in volatile trade amid speeches from U.S. Federal Reserve members.
U.S. equities closed lower Thursday, with health care falling approximately 1 percent.
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday as investors eyed the auction of $28 billion in seven-year notes.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open Friday as traders anticipated Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole.
European stocks posted sharp losses by Thursday's close, weighed down by a fall in miners, autos and health care stocks.
Asian stocks were mixed Thursday, with traders on the sidelines ahead of Janet Yellen's Friday speech, as Chinese markets fell on liquidity concerns.
The dollar was range-bound in illiquid Asian trade as currencies tread water ahead of the global central bankers' gathering in Jackson Hole.
Oil prices rose, bouncing back from a selloff in the previous session, on expectations the dollar would weaken ahead of a key speech Yellen.
Gold hit four-week lows on Thursday, under pressure from upbeat U.S. data.
Futures indicated a lower open as traders analyzed economic of data and anticipated Friday's speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.
Stocks closed lower, with health care shedding 1.5 percent, while investors eagerly awaited a speech from Janet Yellen.
U.S. government debt prices were flat to slightly higher Wednesday, as traders kept an eye on oil and data ahead of the Jackson Hole meeting.
European stocks finished mixed on Wednesday, as investors focused on volatility in commodity markets and looked ahead to a speech by the Federal Reserve chair later on this week.
Markets in Asia finished mixed on Wednesday, despite Wall Street's gains overnight, as traders remained in a wait-and-see mode ahead of Jackson Hole.
Investors focused on a gathering of central bankers for clues on when the U.S. Federal Reserve will hike interest rates again.
Oil prices fell as an unexpected increase in U.S. crude stocks revived worries about the supply glut that has capped prices for two years.
Gold futures fell on Wednesday as investors moved from the sidelines ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen this weekend.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wednesday, as investors concentrate on fluctuating oil prices and key data releases.
U.S. stocks closed higher as investors looked ahead to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech at the end of the week.
U.S. government debt prices ticked lower on Tuesday as traders reacted to the renewed decline in oil prices ahead of the Jackson Hole meeting this week.