Asian equities closed mixed, with the dollar sinking against the yen, as investors eyed Korean Peninsula tensions and Chinese economic data.
The dollar dipped to a five-month low against the yen early on Monday as rising tensions over North Korea kept the safe-haven Japanese currency in demand.
Gold hit a five-month high on Monday as the dollar weakened with investors taking refuge in safe-haven assets.
Crude oil slid on signs that the U.S. is continuing to add output, largely counteracting strong economic growth in China and OPEC efforts to cut production.
Asia markets closed lower in a light trading session as several major markets remain closed for a public holiday.
U.S. bonds were broadly higher after President Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal that the dollar was getting "too strong."
European markets were lower on Thursday as investors digested U.S. President Donald Trump's comments on Federal Reserve policy.
The dollar skidded to a 2-week low against a basket of currencies on Thursday after President Trump said that the currency was too strong.
Markets in Asia closed mixed on Thursday, with Japanese shares falling amid a stronger yen against the dollar.
Stocks fell after the U.S. dropped "the mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan while bank stocks dropped despite strong earnings.
Oil prices were little changed on modest volume on Thursday.
Gold pulled back from an earlier five-month high on Thursday as the dollar clawed back some of ground.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday after President Donald Trump said the dollar was getting "too strong."
U.S. government debt prices were mixed on Wednesday ahead of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s meeting with his Russian counterpart.
U.S. equities closed lower on Wednesday as investors assessed the geopolitical landscape.
European markets edged higher on Wednesday and hit highs not seen since 2015 despite investor concerns over a drumbeat of geopolitical news.
Asian markets closed mixed on Wednesday, as tensions continue to ratchet up on the Korean Peninsula.
Brent oil extended gains, after Saudi Arabia was said to be pushing its fellow OPEC members and some rivals to prolong supply cuts beyond June.
The dollar fell to session lows on Wednesday after President Donald Trump said he thinks the currency is getting "too strong."
Gold climbed to a 5-month high, extending its nearly 2 percent gains from the previous session, as investors shifted to safe-haven assets.