Asian markets traded mostly higher Friday, after oil prices hit their highest levels for this year. But a stronger yen weighed Japan's shares.
The dollar recovered from a five-month low, as traders covered short positions after two straight days of selling.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a slightly lower open on Monday, after five straight weeks of gains, as investors focused on the price of oil and monitored comments by Federal Reserve members.
Gold edged down, as the dollar steadied from a five-month low, but it remained on track to end the week on a firmer note.
Crude prices slipped on Friday after the U.S oil rig count rose the first time since December.
The Dow Jones industrial average closed in positive territory for 2016 on Thursday, as gains in materials and industrials led stocks higher.
U.S. government debt prices rose on Thursday as investors digested several pieces of data.
European equities finished mixed to lower on Thursday despite a rally in mining stocks and the Federal Reserve signaling fewer rate hikes.
The yen was volatile on speculation the Bank of Japan was concerned about the Japanese currency's strength.
Gold turned lower, consolidating from a 2.5 percent surge in the previous session when the Federal Reserve cut its rate forecast.
Oil prices hit 2016 highs on Thursday, on optimism that major producers will strike an output freeze deal next month.
U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday, helped by a rise in oil prices, following the release of the Federal Reserve's statement and economic projections.
Most Asian markets advanced Thursday as investors cheered clarity from the Federal Reserve and a rise in oil prices, but Japan shares lost ground.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open as oil prices extended recent gains, ahead of scheduled remarks from Federal Reserve policymakers.
U.S. government debt prices remained lower on Wednesday, but pared earlier losses, as investors reacted to the Fed's decision to rates unchanged.
European equities finished mixed on Wednesday as investors digested new U.K. budget announcements and awaited the latest news from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
The dollar fell sharply against major currencies after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates.
Gold rose on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve held the line on interest rates and scaled back expectations for moves ahead.
U.S. oil prices closed sharply higher on Wednesday, having extended gains after the Federal Reserve left rates unchanged.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a mixed open on Thursday as traders eyed the release of several pieces of data and continued digesting the Federal Reserve's decision.