Money managers trimmed bullish gold wagers for a third week, mirroring the retreat in prices that helped erase $1.6 billion from the value of bullion funds.
WTI and Brent (NYMEX:SCV14) crudes are poised for weekly declines after weaker-than-estimated U.S. jobs growth in August.
The dollar strengthened versus the euro before data that analysts forecast will add to evidence that U.S. growth is gathering pace, boosting the appeal of American assets versus those in Europe.
The euro traded at almost its lowest level versus the dollar since November as investors held the largest position in two years betting on a drop in the currency before the region’s central bank meets this week.
E-mini S&P 500 rallies after small dip; U.S. bond future pop up then come back down.

Treasuries fell, sending 10-year yields up from almost a three-month low, and U.S.

The Bloomberg Global Developed Sovereign Bond Index has gained 2% in 2014 after tumbling emerging-market currencies and signs of slowing economic growth sent securities surging as investors sought the safest assets
The yen strengthened toward a two-week high against the dollar as a slowdown in Chinese services and a slide in Asian stocks boosted demand for safer assets.
Service industries in the U.S. expanded at a slower pace than forecast in December as orders contracted for the first time since 2009, showing uneven progress in the biggest part of the economy.
Purchases of new U.S. homes rebounded in October from the lowest level in more than a year, signaling buyers are starting to take higher mortgage rates in stride.