European markets were higher Monday afternoon, as investors monitored fresh corporate earnings.
Japanese stocks closed higher for a 15th consecutive day while other Asian shares wavered on Monday following a snap election in Japan.
Investors bet that an emphatic election victory for Japan's ruling party would see a continuation of the ultra-loose "Abenomics" policy.
The reduction in drilling rigs in the U.S. could be temporary as activity has been restrained by hurricane threats.
Gold hit its lowest in more than two weeks as expectations that Japan's monetary policy would stay in place.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Monday, as investors geared up for another batch of earnings.
U.S. government debt prices were lower Monday, as investors switched focus to the latest developments coming out of the auctions and U.S. Federal Reserve spheres.
U.S. stocks closed higher on Friday after the Senate took a step toward achieving tax reform.
European markets closed mixed on Friday afternoon, as investors reacted to corporate earnings and monitored political developments in the region.
Asian shares closed up on Friday even though stocks on Wall Street wobbled and European stocks stumbled overnight.
The dollar rose as progress on U.S. tax reforms raised prospects of a fiscal lift to the economy.
Oil prices see-sawed on Friday, under pressure from weak U.S. demand but drawing support from a sharp decline in Iraqi crude exports.
Gold prices fell on Friday following the U.S. Senate's progress in pursuit of tax cuts.
U.S. government debt prices were lower Friday, as investors switch focus to news and remarks coming out of the U.S. Federal Reserve.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a strong positive open Friday, after the GOP moved closer to reaching tax reform.
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.
U.S. government debt prices were higher Thursday as investors awaited the latest news surrounding the auctions, data and central bank space.
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.