European markets closed higher on Friday afternoon after a jobs report in the U.S. beat analysts' expectations.
Most Asian markets lost ground on Friday as traders await the U.S. nonfarm payrolls data later and after commodity-price drops overnight.
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq composite indexes closed at record levels on Friday as investors looked ahead to a key European election.
Equities closed mostly flat on Thursday as energy stocks put a lid on the broader market.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Thursday after the Federal Reserve left its interest rate unchanged.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a mixed open on Friday as traders looked to the release of nonfarm payrolls at 8:30 a.m. ET.
European markets provisionally closed higher on Thursday after being buoyed by corporate earnings.
Most Asia markets were lower on Thursday as the Fed stuck to a hawkish bent overnight and metal prices tumbled.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Thursday ahead of earnings and several pieces of data.
The Dow traded higher after the Fed gave a positive assessment of the U.S. economy while keeping rates unchanged.
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U.S. government debt prices were mixed Wednesday after the Treasury Department said it was studying the issuance of ultra-long bonds.
Asian markets were mixed on Wednesday, as Wall Street's rise was offset by disappointment with Apple earnings, as traders eyed the Fed.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open, with the Nasdaq set to fall from a record high after mixed quarterly results from Apple.
U.S. equities closed mostly flat on Tuesday investors awaited earnings from tech giant Apple.
European markets closed higher on Tuesday as investors reacted to fresh earnings and awaited the upcoming French presidential vote.
Asia markets closed mixed as traders parsed the RBA decision's to hold steady, key bank earnings in Australia and Singapore, and the dollar.
U.S. government debt prices ticked higher after Donald Trump tweeted "our country needs a good 'shutdown' in September to fix mess!"
Gold prices fell on Monday after weaker-than-expected U.S. construction spending and manufacturing data
The euro rose against the U.S. dollar on Friday after strong euro zone inflation figures.