Here's a little gold puzzle for you to ponder as you're getting ready for the weekend. See if you can figure it out.
Lack of near-term positive gold price catalysts and the recovery in the stock markets have prompted holders of the SPDR Gold Trust to liquidate their holdings, which have fallen 39% this year to 827.6 metric tons.
An investor bought $5.12 million in call options that will be profitable if the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index jumps at least 50 percent in the next four months.
CFTC Commissioner Mark P. Wetjen is poised to be voted acting chairman of the top U.S. derivatives regulator within days.