Chinese markets rose on Wednesday despite MSCI delaying inclusion of mainland shares in a key index, while other Asia markets retraced losses.
The dollar added to earlier losses on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged, as was widely expected.
Gold rose Wednesday as the Federal Reserve announced it would leave interest rates unchanged at its June meeting.
Oil prices chalked up their fifth straight daily decline as global markets slid on worries that Britain might leave the EU.
European stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors wavered ahead of a two-day meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve and global concerns over a Brexit weigh on sentiment.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were higher Tuesday as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) gathered ahead of Wednesday’s interest rate decision.
Australia and Japan shares stumbled on Tuesday, amid caution before Fed and BOJ meetings and on uncertainty over the Brexit referendum.
The yen surged to its strongest level against the euro in more than three years on Tuesday as the chances of UK voting next week to leave the EU grew.
U.S. stocks gave up gains as the close neared to end lower, after the conclusion of Fed Chair Yellen's press conference and the Fed meeting.
Gold stayed near its highest in almost six weeks on Tuesday as worries about a potential British exit from the European Union.
U.S. oil fell, as investor nervousness over next week's vote on Britain's possible European Union exit swept financial markets.
U.S. stocks closed lower Monday, as investors looked ahead to the Fed meeting and U.K. vote on whether to leave the European Union.
U.S. stocks closed lower Tuesday, amid declines in oil prices, as investors looked ahead to the Fed meeting and the U.K. vote on whether to leave the European Union.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were higher Monday, recovering after hitting fresh lows late last week.
European stocks closed sharply lower on Monday amid a global selloff, as uncertainty over a possible "Brexit" and looming central bank meetings shook markets.
Asian markets tumbled Monday as the region turned risk-off before the Brexit vote and key central bank decisions, with the Nikkei leading drops.
The safe-haven yen firmed broadly on Monday, hitting a three-year peak against the euro and sterling and a six-week high versus the dollar.
Gold rose for the fourth straight session and hit its highest since mid-May on Monday, driven by rising investor risk aversion.
U.S. oil prices closed off session lows as the dollar rally lost momentum, but gloomy economic prospects abroad weighed.
U.S. oil prices fell about 3 percent as the U.S. rig count rose for the second straight week and as a strong dollar again weighed.