U.S. Treasury yields traded back-and-forth after the Fed delivered a statement in which it removed all calendar references to raising interest rates.
European equities tumbled on Wednesday to close sharply lower as investors reacted to sharp gains in the euro against the dollar.
Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday as investors digested the raft of earnings due in the region and awaited the Federal Reserve's statement.
Oil futures moved sharply higher on Wednesday after weekly data showed U.S. crude stocks rose less than expected.
Gold fell on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve released a statement in which it removed all calendar references to an rate increase.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open as markets digested mixed data and major moves in the dollar and Treasurys, after the Fed statement.
The greenback reversed earlier losses to trade higher against a basket of currencies on Thursday.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a flat open on Tuesday ahead of the two-day FOMC meeting, housing data and a busy day of earnings.
The Treasury Department auctioned $35 billion in five-year notes at a high yield of 1.380 percent.
European equities closed lower on Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a stellar rally in the previous session and looked ahead to a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wednesday, as investors awaited the conclusion of the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting.
Asian shares outside Japan declined on Tuesday, as investors eyed a slew of corporate earnings and the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting.
The dollar dropped to an eight-week low after a weak U.S. consumer confidence report.
Oil prices rose on Tuesday on reports Iran had seized a cargo vessel and as the dollar dropped to an eight-week.
Gold edged higher as the dollar softened ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting that could provide a steer on when interest rates will rise.
U.S. stocks closed lower as investors weighed earnings and looked ahead to the beginning of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting on Tuesday.
Treasury yields rose on Monday after the government's sale of two-year notes, the first part of this week's $90 billion supply.
European equities closed higher, with investor sentiment boosted by a reshuffle of the team of Greek officials that are negotiating with its creditors.
China stocks soared to multi-year highs on Monday while caution over central bank meetings weighed on the rest of Asian indices.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday, with the Nasdaq setting another record as investors cheered major earnings reports.