Gold rose for an eighth session out of nine, climbing towards a 7-1/2-month high as investors sought the safe-haven asset.
Oil prices were pressured Tuesday by a report showing supply will not drop quickly enough to erode a global surplus.
The dollar tumbled to a four-month low on Tuesday as growing fears of a global slowdown pushed investors to safe-haven currencies.
Australian and Japanese markets tumbled on Tuesday, as investors pulled cash from stocks in favor of safe havens.
U.S. futures fell amid a slew of earnings releases, while oil and global growth concerns weighed on investors.
U.S. stocks closed off their session lows on Monday amid a late rally in the energy sector.
U.S. sovereign bonds prices surged on Monday, as volatility in stocks persisted and rate rise fears dominated markets.
European markets ended sharply lower on Monday, as investors saw more factors adding to global growth concerns.
The yen surged by half a percent against the dollar as worry over Europe's banks drove capital to the safety currecny.
The price of gold jumped more than 2 percent on Monday to touch its highest level since June.
Oil prices slipped Monday as supply concerns grew after a Saudi-Venezuela meeting showed few signs of coordination to boost prices.
Japan's NIkkei 225 retraced losses of as much as 1.5 percent in afternoon trade to close 184.71 points, or 1.10 percent, higher.
Stocks close sharply lower amid a massive drop in technology stocks and concerns the Fed may raise rates this year.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open Monday, as investors digest Friday's fall in tech stocks and look to Fed Chair Yellen's testimony.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday morning after the monthly jobs number came in lower than expected.
European markets finished lower on Friday after the latest U.S. jobs data showed a slowdown in employment in January.
Asian markets came under pressure Friday, closing mixed despite Wall Street's positive finish overnight, as a newly weaker dollar brought fresh concerns.
Gold hit a three-month high on Friday, on track for its strongest weekly gain in a month.
U.S. oil is down more than 8 percent on the week after two straight weeks of gains.
U.S. stock index futures traded in a narrow range on Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report.