Gold closed lower on selling pressure as the dollar pared some losses after euro zone data disappointed.
Asian stocks traded higher across the board on Wednesday, with bourses in Japan and Shanghai closing at new multi-year highs.
Oil futures diverged on Wednesday as renewed fighting in Yemen pushed Brent higher while U.S. crude prices seesawed.
The dollar edged upward after a jump in U.S. home sales data lifted expectations Federal Reserve policymakers may soon hike interest rates.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Thursday, with Wall Street jittery ahead of day crammed with major corporate earnings.
U.S. stocks closed mixed, mostly failing to hold momentum from Monday, as investors reacted to individual earnings reports of major companies.
U.S. government debt yields fell on Tuesday as Greek bond yields spiked, amid rumors the ECB was making plans for a possible default by Greece.
European markets closed higher Tuesday as investors reacted to a slew of corporate earnings reports and more news about Greece.
Asian stocks jumped on Tuesday, joining the global rally induced by China's move over the weekend to stimulate its cooling economy.
The euro inched up against the dollar, pivoting from early losses following an ECB proposal.
Gold steadied below $1,200 an ounce after its biggest one-day drop in a week, remaining under pressure as the dollar rose.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to higher open on Wednesday, ahead of more major earnings releases and some key housing data.
Oil prices fell on Tuesday on anticipation of another weekly build in U.S. crude stockpiles.
U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Monday amid an unexpected stimulus from China's central bank as investors kept eyeing corporate earnings.
U.S. stock index futures rallied on Monday, after China's central bank cut the amount of money banks must hold as reserves.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Tuesday, ahead of a spate of major earnings and as oil futures for May were set to expire.
U.S. government debt yields rose on Monday after China's central bank cut the amount of money that banks must hold as reserves.
European markets ended higher Monday after China's central bank over the weekend cut the amount of money that banks must hold as reserves.
Asian stocks finished lower on Monday even as China's central bank lowered the reserve requirement ratio over the weekend.
U.S. stocks closed sharply lower, following negative news that sent overseas stocks lower, as investors looked ahead to a heavy week of earnings.