Big U.S. lenders are expected to report another round of uninspiring quarterly results next week, which analysts said could dampen a "Trump rally" in bank stocks fueled by expectations the new president would lighten financial regulation and boost the economy.
Gold and silver have risen for the third straight day and both precious metals look set to close the week higher. Over the past nine weeks, gold has risen on eight occasions. Silver meanwhile has risen in each of the past nine weeks.
Global stocks have repeatedly hit record highs, there remains some skepticism over the sustainability of the rally with a selloff on the table if Trump fails to deliver his market shaking tax cuts and fiscal policies.