Shares in China took a tumble on Monday after regulatory curbs on aggressive share purchases by insurers.
Stock futures pointed to a mixed open on Monday as traders paused for breath following U.S. equities' best trading week since the election.
U.S. equities closed at all-time highs on Friday, as the major indexes posted their best week since the election.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Friday as traders digested a surprise ECB announcement.
European stocks closed higher on Friday after the ECB announced an extension of its massive bond-buying program.
Oil prices traded higher on hopes that non-OPEC producers would agree to cut output to bolster OPEC's agreement to limit production.
Gold edged lower, weighed down by a stronger U.S. dollar and expectations of a Fed rate hike next week.
The ECB's extension of its easing program drove the single currency to its biggest daily loss against the dollar since the Brexit vote.
Stocks rose, notching fresh record highs, as a post-U.S. election rally continued following a key monetary policy announcement from the ECB.
US government debt prices fell as investors focused on the ECB's surprise announcement on Thursday and digested key economic data.
U.S. government debt prices fell on Thursday after the European Central Bank held interest rates steady.
Shares in Europe bounced back and closed higher on Thursday after the ECB announced further monetary stimulus.
Asian markets were exuberant on Thursday, buoyed by China November trade data beating forecasts.
Gold fell as the market focused on the central bank's move to extend its quantitative easing programme until the end of 2017.
Stocks closed higher as the Dow and S&P hit new record highs, while investors awaited a monetary policy announcement from the ECB.
Oil steadied above $50 a barrel despite doubts proposed OPEC production cuts would be sufficient to balance the market.
The euro fell Thursday as the European Central Bank announced an extension of its quantitative easing programme.
Stock futures traded slightly higher as traders digested the European Central Bank's decision to keep interest rates unchanged.
U.S. government debt prices were higher on Wednesday as investors eyed economic data as well as the upcoming Fed meeting.
European stocks closed higher on Wednesday afternoon as investors shifted their focus to the European Central Bank's (ECB) upcoming meeting.