After the release of the minutes, the U.S. dollar hit a session low against the yen while the euro touched a session high against the dollar.
The oil rally paused on Wednesday as a surprise draw in U.S. crude and gas stocks was offset by reports Saudi Arabia is increasing its output.
Gold steadied on Wednesday, after moving in both directions following the release of minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting.
U.S. stock index futures were roughly flat on Wednesday, as investors trod cautiously ahead of the release of the Fed's July minutes.
Stocks closed lower as investors awaited the release of the minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting.
U.S. government debt prices ticked higher, as investors awaited remarks by the Atlanta Federal Reserve president and digested a slew of economic data.
European stocks finished firmly in the red on Tuesday, as strong performances in oil, mining stocks and sterling failed to electrify markets.
Wall Street's fresh record closing highs failed to boost sentiment in Asia markets on Tuesday, with Japanese shares selling off as the yen surged.
Preliminary data from the American Petroleum Institute showed a surprise build in U.S. gasoline stocks.
The dollar hit its lowest in seven weeks on Tuesday, dipping below 100 yen for the first time since June.
Gold cut its gains after mixed economic data failed to give clarity on the prospects for an interest rate rise this year.
Despite posting record highs on Monday, U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street Tuesday, following the weaker international trade.
Stocks rose, with the three major indexes posting simultaneous record closes for the second time in less than a week.
U.S. government debt prices ticked broadly higher on Monday, as investors kept an eye on the continued fluctuations in the oil price.
European markets finished flat to higher on Monday, with indexes failing to get much boost from sharp gains in oil prices and record highs on Wall Street.
Most Asia markets traded higher on Monday, but Japan shares slipped after data that showed its economy failed to grow in the June quarter.
The dollar was softer, pegged back by sluggish U.S. data that tempered expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike.
Oil prices hit one-month highs on Monday as speculation intensified over potential producer action to support prices.
Gold edged up as sluggish U.S. retail sales data lowered expectations of a near-term interest rate hike by the Fed.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on the back of positive sentiment overnight in Asia and Europe.