European markets closed lower on Monday as investor concerns increased amid political instability in France and the U.S.
The euro fell to a one-week low against the dollar on Monday on concerns over French politics ahead of the presidential vote.
Oil prices fell as a stronger dollar and ample U.S. supplies offset OPEC output cuts and rising tensions between the United States and Iran.
Gold climbed, nearing its highest level since November, as worries about the political landscape in the US and Europe reinforced interest.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Monday as traders focused on earnings reports.
Asian markets were mostly higher on Monday, with the exception of Australia, as investors try to make sense of U.S. President Donald Trump's policy noise.
U.S. equities rose on Friday, with financials rising around 2 percent, following a stronger-than-expected employment report.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Friday despite a much better-than-expected employment report.
European markets close higher Friday following the publication of the latest nonfarm payrolls in the U.S.
The United States imposed sanctions on some Iranian individuals and entities after the White House put Tehran "on notice."
The dollar fell after the employment report showed a smaller-than-expected rise in wages last month despite strong jobs gains.
Gold steadied, erasing earlier losses as the dollar came under pressure from a payrolls report that flagged up weak wage growth.
U.S. stock index futures traded higher on Friday after the Labor Department said the U.S. economy added more jobs than expected last month.
Chinese shares were in the red after returning from a week-long holiday as China's central bank surprised markets by raising its short-term lending rates.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday as investors eyed the release of data.
Stocks closed mostly flat as investors looked ahead to Friday's jobs report, amid growing tensions between the US and other global powers.
European stocks closed lower on Thursday as investors digested the latest economic assessments from the Bank of England.
The dollar fell to its lowest since mid-November after the Fed disappointed investors, before trying for gains.
Oil prices retraced early gains as traders grew less concerned about mounting tensions between the United States and Iran.
Gold hit an 11-week high after the U.S. Federal Reserve gave no clear signal on the likelihood of a March interest rate rise.