Offbeat indicators of economic health

We're inundated daily with government reports and other data on how the economy is doing.  But how much do they really tell us?

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  • Precious metals began pit trade in the red but rallied sharply into positive territory moments after equity markets opened.
  • June gold brushed a session low of $1268.50 per ounce in early morning action and popped to a session high of $1299.00 per ounce. It then consolidated near the $1290.00 per ounce level and settled with a 0.5% gain at $1290.80 per ounce.
  • May silver traded as low as $18.98 per ounce in early morning pit trade and rallied to a session ... More


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