Tuesday was a quiet one, in front of President-elect Trump's scheduled news conference tomorrow -- his first in many months. Traders and investors worldwide are anxious to hear his latest thoughts on trade, taxes, infrastructure, and so many other topics. Will his tone be thoughtful and constructive, or random and spiteful? That's probably the biggest question, and tomorrow will give us the answer that may define the market's next move.
Stocks were mostly mixed, with Japanese shares down almost a percent, and Chinese shares up almost a percent. European shares were mostly higher.
Crude oil continued its dip, down another $1.16/bbl. today. But that didn't affect the precious metals which, despite lower oil and a slightly stronger dollar, were up across the board. Gold gained more than $6/oz, silver up 22 cents, and platinum added a buck to its price. The mining shares took encouragement from that, as XAU finished up more ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.