U.S. sovereign bond prices ticked higher as investors eyed comments from Fed officials and the bank's latest minutes for a clearer idea of policy.
Gold ended higher as its safe-haven appeal increased after the IMF cut its global economic growth forecasts.
The dollar fell to a three week-low against the yen on Tuesday, retracing most of its gains posted last week.
Equities in Asia were mixed on Tuesday as investors focused on central bank decisions in Japan and Australia.
Wall Street looked set to open flat on Wednesday, as the market rout continued in Asian and European stock markets.
U.S. Treasury yields edged lower on weak European economic data and the view that U.S. wage figures could lead to the Fed delaying raising rates.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open on Tuesday, as investors anxiously await the start of third-quarter earnings season.
Stocks fell on Monday, with H&R Block leading declines on the S&P 500.
It was a positive start to the week for stocks in Europe, although the German DAX pared gains following disappointing data from the country.
Gold rose as the dollar's sharp retreat sparked fresh physical demand and short covering after bullion earlier hit a 15-month low.
Crude oil futures reversed course on Monday after a massive sell-off last week and ended higher on a slump in the U.S. dollar.
The dollar paused for breath in early European trade after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data on Friday.
Asian equities were mixed on Monday in holiday-thinned trade following a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report last week.
Wall Street looked set to open higher on Monday, building on the global rally seen after Friday's better-than-expected non-farm payrolls.
Stocks jumped Friday after the payrolls report bolstered a positive view of the U.S. economy.
U.S. Treasury yields gained on Friday after a stronger-than-expected September jobs growth that followed a dip in August.
European shares closed higher on Friday after they were buoyed by better-than-expected nonfarm payrolls data from the U.S.
Gold erased this year's gains, dragging gold mining stocks as much as 6 percent lower, as the dollar soared on a gangbusters labor report.
The dollar climbed to a more than four-year peak on Friday after a report showing the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected last month.
Oil fell, extending a slide that has pushed Brent to its lowest since 2012, as abundant supplies and a strong dollar weighed on the market.
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