U.S. equities rose to all-time highs on Friday as the technology sector led, while investors parsed through key employment data.
Talk of Britain dramatically reworking trade ties with the European Union after Brexit sent the pound tumbling to two-month lows.
Oil prices tumbled on concern record Iraqi crude exports and rising U.S. output would undermine OPEC's efforts to curb global oversupply.
Gold firmed as markets reassessed the outlook for the U.S. economy after Donald Trump is inaugurated as President later this month.
Asian shares were higher on Monday, following the Dow Jones coming within inches of hitting the 20,000 mark during last Friday's session.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Friday as investors digested weaker-than-expected employment data.
U.S. government debt prices were lower on Friday following the release of the December nonfarm payrolls report.
European markets closed lower on the last trading day of the first week of 2017 after the release of the December U.S. non-farm payrolls.
The dollar rose on Friday, boosted by a US jobs report, but was headed for a second straight weekly loss after tumbling the day before.
Gold on Friday slipped from the one-month high touched in the previous session.
Oil prices were choppy on Friday on concerns that not all OPEC producers will cut output in line with an agreement reached in November.
U.S. equities traded mostly lower, as uncertainty over some of Trump's policies gave investors pause, despite solid economic data.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Thursday amid uncertainty surrounding some of President-elect Donald Trump's policies.
European bourses closed slightly higher on Thursday after a choppy trading day with the U.K.'s FTSE breaking a new intraday record.
Japanese shares were under pressure on Thursday, after jumping more than 2 percent in its previous session, as the yen strengthened.
Some of the biggest gains on record for China's yuan sent currency markets spinning.
Oil prices rose in an up-and-down session, lifted by news Saudi Arabia had cut production to meet OPEC's agreement to cut output.
Gold rose to its highest in four weeks on Thursday as the U.S. dollar stepped further away from a 14-year peak.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday amid a slew of economic data.
U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday as investors digested the Federal Reserve's December meeting minutes.