Oil markets jumped on Monday as Iraqi forces entered Kirkuk, taking territory from Kurdish fighters and raising concerns over crude exports.
Gold steadied above a key psychological level of $1,300 on Monday, buoyed by worries over Iran, while a firmer dollar weighed on sentiment.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open, as investors turned their attention to upcoming corporate earnings reports.
U.S. government debt yields rose Monday, as investors digested the latest comments coming from the Fed and awaited key data.
S&P 500 earnings have been strong in the previous three quarters. Wall Street's betting on further strength in earnings.
European stocks finished Friday's session mostly higher, with a strong uptick in commodities helping prop up sentiment.
Major indexes in Asia rose on Friday after China reported trade data for the month of September.
The dollar was little changed against a basket of currencies on Friday, shaking off early weakness.
Oil prices firmed on Friday as strong Chinese oil import data and turmoil in the Middle East boosted bulls.
Gold rose for a sixth day on Friday, buoyed by a weaker dollar.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open Friday, as investors turned their attention to a number of Fed speeches and earnings.
U.S. government debt yields fell as investors digested economic data and speeches from Federal Reserve leaders.
U.S. stocks closed lower on Thursday as Wall Street digested earnings from some of the top financial companies.
European shares ended mostly higher Thursday, as investors digested the latest news surrounding Brexit.
Most Asia markets closed higher on Thursday after Wall Street finished at record levels while the dollar sagged.
The dollar rose on Thursday after a report showed a rise in U.S. producer prices in September.
Oil prices pared losses on Thursday after the Energy Department reported a larger-than-expected decline in U.S. inventories.
Rumors of a more hawkish Fed chief sent gold lower for the third straight session.
U.S. government debt yields varied Thursday, as investors digested the latest FOMC minutes and more Fed speeches.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly weaker open Thursday, as investors turned their attention to new earnings reports from leading U.S. banks.