European stocks closed sharply higher on Friday, buoyed by a recovery in oil prices and dovish remarks from the ECB.
Gold edged higher on Monday, buoyed by expectations that the U.S. Federal Reserve may have fewer chances to raise interest rates this year.
The safe-haven yen and the low-yielding euro halted their rise on Tuesday, as stock markets and oil prices recovered.
U.S. stocks ended higher but well off session highs Thursday, as some recovery in oil prices and hopes of more stimulus from the European Central Bank helped extend Wednesday's late-session recovery.
Oil prices fell on Monday as news that Iraq's output reached a record last month kept investors focused on oversupply.
The dollar edged down on Monday as renewed selling on oil markets drove investors into currencies often deemed less risky investments.
European stocks finished sharply higher on Thursday, as investors cheered the latest European Central Bank news.
U.S. sovereign bond prices fell after the European Central Bank outlined a policy path and as stocks and oil prices rose.
Gold fell on Friday as hints of monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank weighed on the euro and pushed stocks higher.
The dollar firmed Friday, boosted by expectations of monetary easing by in Europe and Japan, and by strong U.S. housing data.
Crude oil posted its biggest one-day gain since August 27.
Asia markets lost early gains and slid into negative territory, following another Wall Street selloff on concerns over global growth, China and oil.
U.S. stocks closed lower but well above session lows as the S&P 500 held a technical level and biotechs recovered in late trade.
U.S. oil prices rebounded more than $1 a barrel from 12-year lows, posting their biggest daily gain this year.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as hopes of stimulus in the euro zone and further recovery in oil prices continued to boost recently battered global equities.
Gold edged lower after posting its biggest one-day gain in two weeks in the previous session.
The dollar turned negative against the euro on Thursday, reversing a morning rally.
U.S. sovereign bond prices rallied on Wednesday, weighing on yields amid a global stock market sell-off.
European stocks ended sharply lower on Wednesday, as a sharp drop in oil prices added pressure to equities in all sectors.
Asian stocks tumbled Wednesday, with Japan's Nikkei entering the bear market, as global sentiment remains low on concerns over economic growth, China, and low oil prices.