Stocks were much lower this morning.

But never fear, Wall Street bravely waiting until after the European close, and then began to steadily ramp up equities, led by the SP 500 futures, in what was otherwise quiet trading ahead of the weekend.

There is a nor'easter howling outside, with high winds and snow. Luckily the snow is not accumulating on road surfaces because temperatures have not fallen sufficiently.

Gold and silver moved sideways during much of the day, finishing slightly higher.

There will be a Non-Farm payrolls report next week.

I have included the economic calendar below.

Have a pleasant weekend.