European markets ended mixed on Thursday with investors concerned over Brexit and the U.S. elections as well as focused on corporate earnings.
Asian markets ended mostly higher, as oil prices jumped more than 1 percent and the dollar weakened.
Politics dominated currency markets on Thursday as election worries kept the dollar weak against the yen.
Oil prices gave up early gains as U.S. crude stocks data compounded supply glut concerns, offsetting support from a weaker dollar.
Gold was steady on Thursday as uncertainty over the outcome of the U.S. election upheld the safe-haven demand for bullion and weakened the dollar.
U.S. stock index futures traded mostly higher as traders geared up for next week's presidential election, digested data and a big day of earnings.
Stocks fell after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, while investors eyed the presidential election.
U.S. government debt prices held higher, after the Federal Reserve announced that it left interest rates unchanged on Wednesday.
European shares ended lower on Wednesday afternoon as uncertainty over the U.S. election outcome intensified.
Government data showed U.S. crude inventories rose by 14.4 million barrels, far beyond what the market was expecting.
The dollar hit lows on Wednesday on continued nervousness about a potential victory for Donald Trump next week.
Most Asian markets dropped more than 1 percent, after a poll showed the GOP's Donald Trump leading rival Hillary Clinton.
Gold prices briefly hit highest level at $1309.10 an ounce for the first time since October 4th.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, as investors prepared for more earnings, while awaiting the latest Fed decision.
U.S. equities fell as recent election news and a Fed meeting sent jitters through the market.
U.S. government debt prices whipsawed on Tuesday, amid uncertainty surrounding the U.S. election.
European shares closed lower on Tuesday with investors focused on another batch of earnings reports as well as the Fed rate decision.
The dollar hit lows Tuesday on U.S. political uncertainty, while the peso hit a low on positioning for a potential victory for Trump.
A weak dollar boosted greenback-denominated commodities, but worries that OPEC cannot reduce a global glut kept oil prices near one-month lows.
Investors awaited cues from a series of upcoming central bank policy meetings and U.S. economic data.