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.
Cocoa closed lower on follow-through long liquidation by speculators. Supplies should be available. Ideas of very strong demand are supporting prices, and certified stocks keep dropping in New York.
Consumer confidence rose more than forecast in December to the highest level in five months, easing concern about household spending heading into the holiday- shopping season.
The stock market could use a healthy correction soon, before prices start rising at an unsustainable pace.