As with the Treasury market, not much was said about equities other than the speculation as to how the retail sector would do on Thanksgiving and then again on "Black Friday" when shoppers went "wild."
While the market is initially celebrating a historic deal with Iran there may be other geo-political risk factors and doubts that may subdue the celebration. Oil traders are giddy because they believe this will open the door to more Iranian oil.
Everyone knows that gold and silver have value, but few people understand their real value. Some people say that the current price of gold and silver is too high after rising 12 years. But is that true?
Oil is trying to rally despite the fact that Chinese manufacturing is showing a significant contraction. Perhaps the reason is that it increases the likelihood that the Chinese government, which has been putting the squeeze on the banks, will lighten up.
Currency strategists from Barclays Plc to Deutsche Bank AG are telling investors to sell the yuan, this year’s best-performing emerging-market currency, as growth slows in the world’s second-largest economy and inflows wane.
On a sunny March afternoon, 11 Chinese executives armed with digital cameras and iPads got out of a van on Brazil’s highway BR-163 to photograph soybean-loaded trucks headed to export terminals in the south.