European markets were higher on Tuesday, building on gains in other markets as investors awaited the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole later this week.
Most Asian indexes closed with moderate gains as investors turned their attention to the Fed's annual symposium in Jackson Hole.
This came on expectations that the ECB will strike a cautious tone at the central bank conference this week.
Gold prices were under pressure from a stronger dollar ahead of an annual meeting of central bankers this week.
Oil prices were lifted by indications that supply may be tightening gradually, especially in the United States.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday, buoyed by positive trading sentiment seen overseas.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Tuesday, as investors turned their attention to upcoming data ahead of a central bank meeting later on this week.
U.S. equities oscillated between gains and losses on Monday as financial and technology stocks declined.
European markets closed lower on Monday amid persistent geopolitical uncertainty, though mining stocks helped to limit losses.
Asia markets closed mixed as investors digested developments in Washington while U.S.-South Korea military drills kicked off.
Oil prices fell on Monday, pulling back from last week's rally fueled by signs that the global market is starting to rebalance.
The dollar slumped on Monday amid geopolitical tension in North Korea, ahead of the annual central banking conference in Jackson Hole.
Investors braced for North Korea's response to computer-simulated military exercises begun by South Korean and U.S. forces on Monday.
U.S. Treasury yields fell Monday, as investors watched for more news surrounding the state of the current U.S. administration.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat-to-higher open, as investors look to the U.S. political sphere for cues on how to trade.
U.S. equities closed off their session lows after Steve Bannon, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors, left the administration.
Europe finished Friday's session on a negative note, as the worst terror attack seen in Spain for more than 13 years added jitters to market sentiment.
Asia markets were pressured after U.S. markets sold off on uncertainty over the Trump administration's ability to follow through on policy.
The dollar fell against a basket of major currencies on Friday in wake of continued political uncertainty.
Oil prices rose on Friday as the stock market strengthened and the U.S. dollar weakened.