Morning market preparation finds traders scrambling to scan stock news, monitor pre-market stock price activity, historical price levels, and locate shares to borrow to short stock.

The pre-open surge to 2023.50 was recovered after retracing 61.8%.

The U.K. Financial Conduct Authority is reviewing gold benchmarks as part of its wider probe of how global rates are set.
Review of "The Ultimate Guide to Trading ETFs" by Don Dion and Carolyn Dion
Review of "The New Sell & Sell Short" by Dr. Alexander Elder
Despite economic and regulatory uncertainty, ETFs continued to grow in 2011 and ended the year with more than $1 trillion under management
Market Pulse for Jan 3, 2012
The CFTC says it did not find any material breaches of customer funds protection requirements during the spot check.
Review of Amy Middleton's "Foreign Exchange: A Practitioner’s Approach to the Market"
Review of Silexx Financial Systems' Obsidian Trading Platform