So the battle between a weakening oil demand picture versus the support coming from the very accommodative monetary policies in the developed world economies continues with the winning side flip flopping back and forth.
The short-term trend for major stock indexes is still positive, but it looks increasingly tired.
Headlines recently have been dominated by political scandal. Here's how these revelations play out in the markets.
In the Dow-to-gold ratio chart, we see an important breakout above the declining long-term resistance line. This has bearish implications for gold.