Editor's Note: Summer is in full swing, and publisher, Fearless Rick, is busy working on his tan, among other various duties, so Money Daily may not be quite so daily for the next six to eight weeks. We urge all readers to get out and enjoy the good weather.
Markets have calmed considerably since the craziness of the past two weeks. Over the past two trading sessions (Wednesday and Thursday), US exchanges were very slightly elevated, but still stuck in the range they've been assigned by the banking cartel since mid-March.
Friday's non-farm payroll report for June is due out at 8:30 am EDT, though it will likely have little effect on trading as Wall Street generally slumbers through summer.
Gold and silver received their usual smack-downs, but there's little doubt that more and more people are looking for safety in precious metals and other non-financial assets.
S&P 500: 2,097.90, -1.83 (0.09%)
Dow: 17,895.88, -22.74 (0.13%)
NASDAQ: 4,876.81, +17.65 (0.36%)
Crude Oil 45.19 -4.72% Gold 1,361.00 -0.45% EUR/USD 1.1064 -0.27% 10-Yr Bond 1.39 +0.14% Corn 348.50 +0.07% Copper 2.12 -1.44% Silver 19.72 -2.39% Natural Gas 2.76 -0.83% Russell 2000 1,149.76 +0.21% VIX 14.76 -1.34% BATS 1000 20,677.17 0.00% GBP/USD 1.2910 -0.13% USD/JPY 100.7710 -0.60%