Gold edged lower and was set for its first weekly loss since May on improving global risk sentiment and a steadier dollar.
The dollar spiked against the Turkish lira after gunfire was heard in the capital of Ankara on Friday.
Stocks closed higher after the BOE hinted at looser monetary policy and as earnings season kicked into full gear.
U.S. Treasury notes declined on Thursday, as European stocks and U.S. equity futures rose on signs of increased political stability in the U.K.
European stocks pared some losses to close higher on Thursday, after falling when the Bank of England surprised markets by holding rather than cutting interest rates.
Asian markets ended mostly higher, while Singapore's securities market remained closed due to a system glitch.
Oil prices rose on Thursday as traders covered short positions a day after crude futures were hammered by weak U.S. demand for fuel.
The Bank of England surprised market by holding fire on post-referendum rate cut.
U.S. stock indexes futures traded higher Friday after better-than-expected retail sales.
U.S. stock-index futures traded off their highs on Thursday after the Bank of England left interest rates unchanged.
U.S. stocks closed near the flatline Wednesday but managed to eke further into record territory.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were trading higher Wednesday with investors seeking safe havens after a lull in stock gains.
European stocks closed mostly lower on Wednesday as equity markets struggled to hold gains, despite hopes of further monetary easing around the world.
Asia markets advanced on Wednesday, extending a global rally amid expectations of further Japan stimulus and easing of political concerns in the U.K.
The dollar eased slightly against the yen on Wednesday, but remained close to 2-1/2-week highs.
Gold recovered from its lowest in nearly two weeks, as prospects for further economic stimulus helped to bolster investor appetite.
U.S. crude oil stocks fell less than expected last week, while distillate inventories rose the most since January, the EIA said Wednesday.
U.S. stock-index futures traded narrowly higher on Wednesday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 indexes closed at record highs on Tuesday.
U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as fears eased over Brexit and Japan signaled more economic stimulus.
Euro zone stocks closed higher on Tuesday as uncertainty over U.K. politics diminished with the imminent appointment of a new U.K. prime minister.