Stocks slipped Monday after a fifth week of gains lifted the S&P 500 to a record, with the Dow industrials close behind.
U.S. stock index futures turned higher on Tuesday, ahead of what is likely to be a quiet day for economic news.
U.S. Treasury yields fell amid fresh upheaval in the Ukraine and news that voters were leaning in favor of an independent Scotland.
European shares closed lower on Monday, with the decline led by the U.K.'s FTSE 100 after weak trade data from China.
Oil tumbled by nearly $1 on Monday, as Chinese and U.S. data pointed to slower-than-expected growth in the world's top oil consumers.
Gold settled at a three-month low on Monday as the dollar recovered losses made after a disappointing U.S. jobs report.
Sterling plunged on fears over the outcome of Scotland's upcoming independence referendum and the Australian and Brazilian currencies also dropped.
Asian equities started the week mixed on Monday as investors focused on a raft of economic data in China and Japan.
The U.S. Treasury bond curve flattened ahead of the U.S. August non-farm payrolls report due later on Friday.
Stocks rose on Friday as investors bypassed a surprisingly disappointing jobs report.
European shares were mostly lower on Friday as investors booked profit after U.S. nonfarm payrolls came in lower than expected.
Crude oil fell on Friday, as disappointing U.S. jobs data suggested economic growth may not be as robust in the world's biggest oil consuming economy.
Gold prices lost around 2 percent for the week, but managed to log a slight daily gain, recovering from a near three month low touched earlier.
The euro rose to session highs against the dollar after U.S. hiring in August fell far short of forecasts.
Asian stocks outside of Shanghai declined on Friday amid caution ahead of a key U.S. jobs report.
Wall Street looked set to open slightly lower, ahead of the August non-farm payrolls report due later on Friday.
Stocks erased record-setting gains Thursday, as cheer over the European Central Bank's unexpected rate cut faded.
Treasurys were lower after the ECB unexpectedly cut already ultra-low interest rates and detailed plans to start buying loans and bonds next month.
European shares closed sharply higher on Thursday after the ECB cut interest rates and announcing a bond-buying program.
Oil prices weakened on Thursday, reversing some of the sharp overnight gains, as U.S. industry data showed fuel stocks rose last week.
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Euro zone annual inflation held steady at 0.2 percent in July, far below the European Central Bank's target.
A U.K. withdrawal from the EU could trigger another Scottish independence referendum, said Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland.
Japan's inflation target remains out of reach, with June core CPI for June barely budging and as households unexpectedly stopped spending.