The dollar rose but was volatile as rumors swirled about the possible resignation of Gary Cohn.
Gold rose for a second day on Thursday after Fed officials hinted that U.S. interest rates could rise more slowly than expected.
U.S. Treasury prices rose as investors grew concerned over fallout from political discord in Washington.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a slightly lower open, as political turbulence coming from the White House capped gains in global trading.
U.S. equities closed higher Wednesday but backlash from the business community against President Donald Trump kept gains in check.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday afternoon, as geopolitical tensions in the Korean peninsula eased and investors waited braced for the release of minutes from the last Federal Reserve meeting.
Most Asian shares closed higher on Wednesday as investors digested earnings releases from regional corporates and resurgence in the dollar.
The dollar fell on Wednesday after the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting.
U.S. crude stocks fell for the seventh consecutive week last week.
Gold recovered early losses Wednesday after President Donald Trump disbanded two of his White House initiatives.
U.S. government debt yields slipped on Wednesday as investors pored over the latest minutes released by the FOMC.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a positive open on Wednesday, as investors shifted their attention to the upcoming FOMC minutes.
Retail stocks fell sharply on Tuesday, capping gains in the broader market.
European markets closed marginally higher on Tuesday as tensions between the U.S. and North Korea showed signs of subsiding, prompting investors to return to riskier assets.
Equities in Asia closed higher on Tuesday, with markets benefiting from Wall Street's strong lead and subsiding risk aversion.
The dollar rose to its highest level against a basket of major currencies in nearly three weeks.
The oil market extended losses from the previous session, when the dollar surged and a drop in Chinese refining activity raised concerns.
Easing tensions between the United States and North Korea pushed investors to seek riskier assets such as equities.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Tuesday after economic data surpassed expectations.
U.S. government bond yields rose on Tuesday after economic data released in the morning surpassed expectations.