Australia and Japan shares stumbled on Tuesday, amid caution before Fed and BOJ meetings and on uncertainty over the Brexit referendum.
The yen surged to its strongest level against the euro in more than three years on Tuesday as the chances of UK voting next week to leave the EU grew.
U.S. stocks gave up gains as the close neared to end lower, after the conclusion of Fed Chair Yellen's press conference and the Fed meeting.
Gold stayed near its highest in almost six weeks on Tuesday as worries about a potential British exit from the European Union.
U.S. oil fell, as investor nervousness over next week's vote on Britain's possible European Union exit swept financial markets.
U.S. stocks closed lower Monday, as investors looked ahead to the Fed meeting and U.K. vote on whether to leave the European Union.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, amid declines in oil prices, as investors looked ahead to the Fed meeting and the U.K. vote on whether to leave the European Union.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were higher Monday, recovering after hitting fresh lows late last week.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Monday amid a global selloff, as uncertainty over a possible "Brexit" and looming central bank meetings shook markets.
Asian markets tumbled Monday as the region turned risk-off before the Brexit vote and key central bank decisions, with the Nikkei leading drops.
The safe-haven yen firmed broadly on Monday, hitting a three-year peak against the euro and sterling and a six-week high versus the dollar.
Gold rose for the fourth straight session and hit its highest since mid-May on Monday, driven by rising investor risk aversion.
U.S. oil prices closed off session lows as the dollar rally lost momentum, but gloomy economic prospects abroad weighed.
U.S. oil prices fell about 3 percent as the U.S. rig count rose for the second straight week and as a strong dollar again weighed.
U.S. stocks closed lower, weighed by renewed growth concerns as benchmark yields hit record lows and investors looked ahead to the U.K. referendum.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday as investors digested consumer sentiment data while overseas bond yields hit fresh record lows.
European markets closed sharply lower on Friday, as falling oil prices, upcoming risk events and economic growth concerns weighed on sentiment.
Asia markets stumbled on Friday, as a stronger dollar weighed on commodity prices, while Japan's benchmark government bond yield hit a record low.
The yen and Swiss franc rose as oil prices slid and bank shares led global equity markets lower, stoking a fresh wave of bids for low-risk assets.
Gold rebounded to a fresh three-week high on Friday, as investor risk aversion lifted appetite for the metal.