European markets finished sharply higher on Friday, buoyed by a rally in mining stocks and oil prices, on top of a positive set of company updates.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply higher open on Tuesday, with Dow futures over 100 points higher in pre-market trading.
Asian markets closed mostly higher Friday, with Japan extending gains, but some caution persisted after recent volatility.
Gold slipped on Friday, but was heading for a weekly gain as fund buying persisted.
U.S. crude closed lower in choppy trade, but still recorded weekly gains, as supply disruptions in Iraq and Nigeria provided supported.
The dollar gained after generally upbeat U.S. data revived some expectations that the Fed could consider raising interest rates again this year.
U.S. stocks closed higher Thursday, extending the previous day’s massive intraday reversal as oil prices rose.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly higher open on Monday, shaking off some pressure from China overnight.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday despite a quick reversal in oil prices.
European markets posted strong gains by Thursday's close, as investors cheered on a positive set of corporate earnings, rather than dwelling on oil.
Chinese shares tumbled Thursday, extending a long rout, amid tighter liquidity, but other markets in Asia settled higher.
Gains in European stocks helped sterling and the dollar climb against safe-haven currencies like the yen on Thursday.
Gold rose on Thursday as volatility in other markets stoked "safe haven" buying, including of bullion funds.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday as traders eyed data and the price of oil.
U.S. oil closed higher on a report OPEC members and Russia had agreed to meet in March to discuss capping crude production.
U.S. stocks closed higher Wednesday as some stabilization in oil prices offset declines in financials to help stocks recover from an intraday decline of more than 1 percent.
European equities closed sharply lower on Wednesday as oil prices and commodity stocks tumbled, while earnings failed to elevate sentiment.
The Shanghai composite bucked a generally downward trend in Asia on Wednesday as major indexes in Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong were down.
Sterling tumbled to a seven-year low on Wednesday on heightened fears of a possible British exit from the European Union.
U.S. oil prices closed higher Wednesday in seesaw trading, as strong U.S. gasoline demand offset worries over record high crude stockpiles.