Has investor sentiment changed regarding the dollar, precious metals and fear?
The EU's fund to backstop financial markets sounded good, but it's ending up smaller than advertised.
Bargain-hunting boosts shares after investor worries about European financial woes drive markets lower. Retailers see a strong weekend of holiday sales.
The greenback pressures the yellow metal as the EU announces a $113 billion aid plan for Ireland.
If history is a guide, stocks should have a decent day. But Korean tensions and financial woes in Europe may weigh on the markets. The week ahead will be important.
Prices rise as investors react to a new conflict between North and South Korea and continued eurozone contagion fears.
The metal is a necessary cornerstone of any portfolio in these uncertain times. Buy more if you own some, and start a position today if you don't.
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