Oil prices rose on Friday, retracing much of the week's losses, which were stoked by concerns about oversupply.
Gold rose on Friday on the back of a softer dollar.
U.S. government debt yields were lower on Friday after the strong housing starts data surprised Wall Street.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a weaker open Friday, as investors geared up for the final cluster of data and earnings for the week.
U.S. equities rose on Thursday, rebounding from consecutive declines, following strong quarterly results from Cisco Systems and Wal-Mart.
European equities finished in positive territory on Thursday, as investors digested the latest corporate earnings and data.
Markets in Asia ended the Thursday session with gains despite all three major U.S. indexes closing lower in the last session.
The greenback edged higher, rebounding from a more than three-week low, after the House passed their version of the tax overhaul bill.
Oil prices continued to slip on Thursday as traders looked ahead to the OPEC meeting at the end of this month.
Gold prices were steady on Thursday as investors weighed the impact of an expected rise U.S. interest rates.
U.S. government debt yields rose Thursday after jobless claims unexpectedly rose and industrial production beat projections.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open, bouncing back from yesterday's weak trading session, ahead of a vote on tax reform.
U.S. stocks closed lower on Wednesday as the current bull market showed signs of slowing down.
European equities failed to end trade on a positive note, as market sentiment was hit by a downturn in commodity stocks and prices.
The cautious sentiment from the last session continued through the trading day on Wednesday.
The dollar trimmed losses after data showed a surprise rise in retail sales last month as well as an uptick in underlying inflation.
Oil prices fell on Wednesday after the U.S. government reported an unexpected increase in crude and gasoline stocks.
Solid economic data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve will press ahead with increases to U.S. interest rates.
U.S. government debt yields fell Wednesday after CPI data met Wall Street expectations; investors eye Fed comments.
U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as shares of General Electric slumped for a second straight day.