European markets closed higher on Tuesday as investors awaited the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole later this week.
Gold prices were under pressure from a stronger dollar ahead of an annual meeting of central bankers this week.
The dollar rallied on Tuesday after falling for two straight days, benefiting from the euro's decline.
Steven Englander of Rafiki Capital Management discusses which central banker will be the top focus for Jackson Hole watchers this week, Yellen or Draghi.
The dollar slumped on Monday amid geopolitical tension in North Korea, ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole.
ECB President Mario Draghi will refrain from using language that could rile markets in his speech this Friday at Jackson Hole, say analysts.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Friday in wake of continued political uncertainty.
Will Hamlyn, senior investment analyst for EAFE Equities at Manulife Asset Management, weighs in on the relationship between equities and the euro.
The dollar narrative changed from upbeat at the start of the week to downbeat by the end, says Sean Callow, senior currency strategist, Westpac Bank.
European Central Bank policymakers worried about a possible overshoot in the euro when they met on July 20, minutes of the meeting showed on Thursday.
Jeff Kleintop of Charles Schwab says so far, markets have been tracking earnings instead of political headlines, although tax reform would provide a boost.
Spain and Portugal have begun to recover, but countries like Greece continue to lag behind the rest of the region, says Bert Colijn of ING.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi will not deliver a new policy message at the Fed's Jackson Hole conference, two sources said.
Jeffrey Sacks, EMEA investment strategist at Citi Private Bank, discusses his view of the European Central Bank's monetary policy.
Geoffrey Yu, head of the U.K. Investment Office at UBS Wealth Management, speaks about Mario Draghi's upcoming comments at Jackson Hole on the European economy.
Peter Boockvar of the Lindsey Group says geopolitics are a short-term event, and investors should focus on what the Fed and ECB will do this fall.
Edward Park, investment director at Brooks Macdonald, discusses investment strategies and potential policy moves from the major central banks.
Greg Peters, fixed income senior investment officer at PGIM Fixed Income, and Jane Foley, head of FX strategy at Rabobank, speak about central bank policy.
Myles Bradshaw, head of global aggregate fixed income at Amundi, argues that tail risks are dissipating and now is the time to start normalizing monetary policy.
Investors should be prepared for a "nasty" market correction in two months' time as central banks appear set to stick with low interest rates for longer than expected, a former prominent Credit Suisse research head told CNBC on Monday.