The dollar rose against a basket of currencies for a third day on Thursday.
Oil gains eased after jumping as much as 3 percent, as a wildfire near Canada's oil sands region raised worries about supplies.
Gold turned lower on Thursday, dropping for the fourth straight session on pressure from the firm US dollar.
Asian markets likely got a fillip from higher oil prices, closing mostly higher Thursday after wavering throughout the trading session.
U.S. stocks closed lower Wednesday after mixed data, with energy leading decliners and utilities leading.
U.S. sovereign bonds prices were mixed Wednesday after investors digested a slew of economic data points.
European stocks ended Wednesday sharply lower, after a raft of major earnings, a decline in mining stocks and renewed pressure on oil weighed on sentiment.
The dollar rose, rebounding from recent lows against the yen and euro.
Gold steadied after soft private sector jobs data stoked expectations U.S. payrolls will fall short of forecasts.
A bigger-than-expected build in U.S. crude inventories to fresh record highs pushed oil markets down after an early rally.
Asian markets joined the slump in global equities, as the U.S. dollar strengthened and oil prices lost ground.
U.S. oil retreated swiftly from the year's highs hit last week, on renewed glut worries, a rebounding dollar and weaker global equities.
U.S. stocks closed lower as the yen held stronger against the dollar amid renewed global growth concerns from weaker-than-expected China data.
U.S. sovereign bond prices were on the rise Tuesday amid vehicle sales data.
U.S. stock index futures were higher Thursday morning, helped by gains in oil prices as concerns of a near-term supply shortage rose.
European markets ended sharply lower on Tuesday as earnings from major banks disappointed, and a sharp decline in mining stocks weighed.
The yen jumped to a 18-month high against the dollar, extending gains that have undermined Japanese officials' attempts to reflate Japan's economy.
U.S. stock index futures traded lower early Wednesday, following declines overseas and ahead of earnings and amid U.S. data.
Gold turned lower on Tuesday, after nearing the prior session's 15-month top, as the U.S. dollar moved higher.
Asian stocks mostly gained on Tuesday, with Australia's shares climbing and its dollar falling after the RBA cut interest rates unexpectedly.