The yen rallied sharply and stocks tumbled Thursday after the BOJ kept monetary policy steady policy steady at a scheduled meeting.
Stocks were showing a broadly higher open amid subdued trading in Asia and Europe and ahead of the key nonfarm payrolls data.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat to slightly lower open on Friday morning, following hefty losses on Thursday, as traders eyed earnings and data.
The dollar pared losses against the yen, but was still on track to notch its biggest daily loss against the Japanese currency in eight months.
Gold rose as the BOJ held off from expanding stimulus and the Fed signaled it was in no rush to tighten.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures settled at $46.03, up 1.5 percent, or 70 cents, marking its highest level since Nov. 4.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Wednesday, amid sharp declines in Apple shares on disappointing earnings, as investors eyed the Fed statement.
U.S. sovereign bond prices rose on Wednesday following the Federal Reserve’s April rate decision.
European stocks finished slightly higher on Wednesday, as investors remained cautious ahead of the latest Fed decision and digested earnings.
Asia markets closed lower on Wednesday, ahead of key central bank decisions from the Fed and the Bank of Japan this week.
The dollar index briefly popped, holding about 0.2 percent higher, before holding slightly lower.
Gold rose for a third straight session on as weaker-than-expected U.S. data weighed on the dollar.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mostly lower open Thursday as traders reacted to the Bank of Japan's (BOJ) decision to keep monetary policy steady.
U.S. oil prices gained after the Federal Reserve said it would leave interest rates unchanged.
U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, with energy leading as oil climbed, ahead of major central bank meetings and earnings.
U.S. sovereign bond prices edged lower as investors eyed a slew of data and awaited the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision due Wednesday.
European equities finished mixed as investors digested a whole raft of new earnings, ahead of a number of important central bank meetings this week.
Asia finished mixed on Tuesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of major central bank monetary policy decisions due later in the week.
U.S. stock-index futures traded lower on Wednesday, ahead of swathes of big-name earnings and a Federal Reserve policy decision.
The dollar weakened against major currencies after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data reinforced views that the Fed would take a dovish stance.