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Daily Recap

Trading started off in Asia, as always, where stocks were mixed to lower. Indian shares had a good day, while Japanese shares did not. The overall verdict there was down 0.18% on the Asia Dow. European shares had a tougher time, presumably as they were on a "time out" after President Trump's scolding yesterday. Despite a small gain in the FTSE, the STOXX 600 fell 0.20%. Latin American markets were generally higher, led by Brazil's Bovespa, up more than 1%. In Canada, the TSX was unchanged.

US shares had the quietest day in quite a while in front of a 3-day weekend, as stock indices closed mostly a shade higher. The Dow Industrials were down 3, the Transports were up 12, the S&P 500 was up almost a full point, and the NASDAQ was up 5.

Precious metals had a good day, though. That was because of political uncertainty, the dollar, GDP ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.


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