European stocks closed in negative territory on Wednesday afternoon following lackluster trade on Wall Street and a decline in oil prices.
Asia markets fell across the board on Wednesday, with Australian shares leading losses as oil prices withdrew further.
Oil came off lows after government data showed a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories, offsetting skepticism over OPEC's planned output cut.
The dollar fell as the greenback looked vulnerable to weakness on uncertainty surrounding Fed monetary policy and the US election.
Stronger demand for the precious metal ahead of India's late-October festival season offset a steady U.S. dollar.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a solidly lower open, as investors got ready to wade through another downpour of earnings.
U.S. stocks closed lower on Tuesday as one of the busiest days of the earnings season got under way, while oil prices slipped.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open on Tuesday, as investors prepared themselves for a deluge of earnings and data.
U.S. government debt prices traded higher on Tuesday as investors prepared for more remarks out of leading central banks.
European stocks closed lower on Tuesday afternoon with the pound slipping.
Asian markets were mixed on Tuesday as South Korea's shares slipped after data showed economic growth slowed in the third-quarter.
The dollar hit highs on Tuesday on growing expectations that the Fed would raise interest rates in December.
Oil prices fell as traders awaited U.S. crude inventory data and weighed comments from OPEC members regarding an output cut.
But, increasing probability of a U.S. interest rate hike and a firm U.S. dollar kept prices range-bound.
U.S. equities closed higher amid a plethora of corporate news, but gains were subdued by a rising dollar and falling oil prices.
U.S. government debt prices were lower, as investors digested manufacturing data while keeping an eye on speeches from Federal Reserve officials.
European stocks closed broadly flat on Monday with investors focused on fresh economic data and corporate earnings.
Asia markets were mixed Monday, as Japan shares rose slightly in late trade after data showed exports fell less than expected in September.
The dollar gained against the yen on Monday on growing expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase in December.
Oil prices came under pressure as Iraq said it wanted to be exempt from an OPEC deal to reduce production.