The New Zealand dollar surged after its central bank made a smaller interest rate cut than some had expected.
Gold edged back above $1,350 an ounce on Thursday as the dollar gave up earlier gains against a currency basket.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Thursday as traders digested retail earnings and awaited economic data.
Stocks closed lower as the recent rally in equities eased and investors digested falling oil prices.
U.S. Treasury notes rose for a second day on Wednesday, as bonds around the world gained.
European stocks failed to finish on a positive note on Wednesday as the renewed decline in oil prices and a slew of corporate earnings curbed sentiment.
Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday, with traders eyeing moves in oil prices ahead of a flurry of Chinese data later in the week.
Oil prices fell after an unseasonal growth in crude stockpiles was countered a big weekly draw in U.S. gasoline inventories.
The U.S. dollar fell broadly on Wednesday as U.S. Treasury yields fell and investors waited on a speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
Palladium jumped as bets on lower prices were reversed after the metal broke above key chart levels.
U.S. stock-index futures ticked slightly higher on Wednesday, with retail earnings set to take center stage and crude oil prices still in focus.
U.S. stocks ended slightly higher, with the Nasdaq posting a fresh record close, as investors kept an eye on falling oil prices.
U.S. sovereign bonds traded slightly higher on Tuesday after stocks closed lower Monday on Wall Street in one of the year's slowest sessions.
European stocks finished on a positive note on Tuesday after several major earnings that beat expectations.
Asia markets mostly advanced on Tuesday, as traders digested Chinese inflation data and the RBI monetary policy decision.
The price of gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar edged lower against a basket of currencies.
Sterling fell against the dollar after the Bank of England hinted at further easing.
Oil prices were down on Tuesday as forecasts for a drop in U.S. inventories and speculation of producer action countered concern about a glut.
U.S. stock-index futures traded flat to higher on Tuesday as traders eyed oil prices and earnings season trailed off.
U.S. equities close slightly lower, despite a rise in oil prices, as investors awaited key retail sales data due later this week.