The Dow Jones industrial average eked out a record close on Thursday, erasing sharp losses.
European markets fell on Thursday, as the crisis surrounding Catalonia escalated and earnings season delivered a mixed bag of results.
Major indexes in Asia closed mixed on Thursday as investors digested a barrage of economic data releases out of China.
The euro has remained impervious to political developments recently, but investors said the single currency could run into some resistance.
Oil prices slipped on Thursday but held onto most of their recent gains, supported by OPEC-led output cuts and geopolitical conflicts.
Gold prices recovered after touching the lowest in more than one week on Thursday.
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday as investors awaited the latest news surrounding the auctions, data and central bank space.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a sharply lower open Thursday, as investors braced for a pullback from record levels.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose on Wednesday after tech giant IBM reported better-than-expected quarterly results.
European markets closed higher Wednesday, as investors monitored the latest batch of earnings and economic data releases.
Asian shares closed mixed as investors looked to China's Party Congress for signs on future policy direction.
The dollar edged higher as markets awaited further news on the possible appointment of a hawk as Fed chair and progress on U.S. tax reforms.
Oil prices rose, lifted by a fall in U.S. inventories and concerns that tensions in the Middle East could disrupt supplies.
Gold fell for a third straight session on Wednesday on pressure from a firmer dollar.
U.S. government debt yields rose Wednesday, as investors awaited the latest economic releases from the U.S., including the Beige Book.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Wednesday, as investors turned their attention to new data and earnings.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose on Tuesday, and broke above 23,000 for the first time on an intraday basis.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 was down 0.25 percent, with most sectors and major bourses in negative territory.
The Nikkei 225 closed higher for an 11th straight session while a broader index of Asian shares were little changed on Tuesday.
The dollar rose to a one-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on speculation about the Federal Reserve head.