U.S. equities fell as tension between North Korea and the West sent jitters down Wall Street.
European markets came under pressure by the end of Tuesday's trade, as a weak performance from Wall Street and geopolitical concerns weighed on investor sentiment.
Asia markets were cautious after stocks stumbled and investors turned to safe haven assets after North Korea's recent nuclear test.
The U.S. dollar index hit a one-week low against the yen and on track for its biggest decline in eight days.
U.S. oil prices rose on Tuesday and gasoline fell as refineries in the Gulf of Mexico shut by Hurricane Harvey gradually restarted.
Spot gold was up 0.14 percent at $1,336.11 an ounce, trading near a one-year high.
U.S. government debt yields were lower on Tuesday after North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test and key Fed speeches.
Stock futures pointed to a lower open as geopolitical concerns surrounding North Korea amplified jitters in trading.
European markets ended lower on Monday, after North Korea's latest nuclear test prompted investors to rush to safe-haven assets.
Safe haven demand drove up gold and the yen while stocks were pressured after North Korea said it tested a hydrogen bomb on Sunday.
The dollar fell against the yen and the Swiss franc Monday as concerns about geopolitical risks following North Korea's latest nuclear test resurfaced.
Benchmark global oil prices fell Monday after a North Korean nuclear test triggered a shift away from crude markets to safer assets.
Gold prices shot up on Monday to their highest in nearly a year as investors bought safe haven assets amid worries over North Korea.
U.S. stocks closed higher as Wall Street assessed the likelihood of tighter monetary policy following a weaker-than-expected jobs report.
European markets closed higher Friday afternoon as investors took note of several data releases, including a U.S. jobs report.
Most markets in the region made slight gains as investors digested the release of manufacturing activity data from China.
The dollar added to its losses on Friday after the release of disappointing U.S. employment data.
Oil prices fell on Friday in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which paralyzed nearly a quarter of U.S. refining capacity offline.
Gold went higher on Friday after U.S. employment data was weaker than expected.
U.S. stock index futures rose on Friday despite the release of a disappointing jobs report.