Markets mostly fell on Wednesday.
Oil led markets lower after the US Energy Information Administration reported that domestic crude supplies rose last week to lift total commercial inventories to a record weekly level. West Texas Intermediate crude plunged 5.4 percent and Brent fell 5.0 percent.
The S&P 500 fell 0.2 percent as energy stocks plunged 2.5 percent.
In Asia, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.5 percent and the Shanghai Composite fell 0.1 percent after China reported a trade deficit for February.
However, the STOXX Europe 600 rose 0.1 percent.
While US stocks fell for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, they remain in a relatively calm period.
CNBC reports that the S&P 500 has posted its 100th consecutive trading day without a decline of 1 percent or more, its longest such run since 1994.