U.S. stock index futures were higher Thursday morning, helped by gains in oil prices as concerns of a near-term supply shortage rose.
European markets ended sharply lower on Tuesday as earnings from major banks disappointed, and a sharp decline in mining stocks weighed.
The yen jumped to a 18-month high against the dollar, extending gains that have undermined Japanese officials' attempts to reflate Japan's economy.
U.S. stock index futures traded lower early Wednesday, following declines overseas and ahead of earnings and amid U.S. data.
Gold turned lower on Tuesday, after nearing the prior session's 15-month top, as the U.S. dollar moved higher.
Asian stocks mostly gained on Tuesday, with Australia's shares climbing and its dollar falling after the RBA cut interest rates unexpectedly.
U.S. stocks closed higher Monday, the first trading day of the month, helped by a decline in the dollar index.
European stocks were mixed during Monday's trade, as poor performance in Italian banks and a decline in oil prices capped gains in the region.
U.S. sovereign bonds were lower Monday after of a swathe of economic data.
U.S. stock-index futures declined early Tuesday, as the yen continued to strengthen against the U.S. dollar and an indicator of China's manufacturing sector disappointed.
Gold rose towards the key $1,300-an-ounce level, as the U.S. dollar fell and as assets of the top bullion fund climbed to a two year peak.
Crude prices fell on Monday as data showing higher Middle East oil production and record hedge fund buying sparked profit-taking.
The dollar recovered slightly on Monday from its biggest weekly fall in more than seven years against the yen.
U.S. stocks closed lower as health care stocks weighed, but the major averages pared losses significantly for the Dow and S&P to post monthly gains.
Asia markets took "sell in May" sentiment to heart on Monday, with Japan's benchmark index tumbling over 3 percent and Australia banks selling off.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday, as investors looked to the release of several pieces of data.
European equities finished the last trading day of the month sharply lower, as a raft of disappointing earnings dragged stocks deep into the red.
Asia markets were mostly lower on Friday, as investors digested major central banks' decisions to stand pat on their monetary policies.
The yen built further on a round of strong gains since the Bank of Japan meeting, moving to an 18-month high against the dollar.
Gold hit a seven-week peak and silver its highest since January last year as a BoJ decision to hold off further stimulus weighed on stocks.