The US Dollar was stronger today, and therefore the usually currency cross trade hit was put on the precious metals which finished lower

Gold went out on the lows for the day, down 1% and silver down 1.5%. silver gave up the 16 handle, and gold hung on to support below at 1240.

Stocks also had a ranging day, going down sharply on the initial news that the US was intending to increase the amounts of goods under tariff from China to $200 billion.

However, the wiseguys were able to shake off any real world concerns and were able to take stocks back up to nearly unchanged, while the rest of the world was watching a very exciting match between England and Croatia.

I know I was watching. The markets are getting boring when one is just watching algos battle with a few straggling tourists and die hard punters, trying every scheme in the book to skin each other.

So far the match is still going on, and I think I will just let this posting go and watch it in overtime.

Need little, want less, and love more. For those who abide in love abide in God, and God in them.

Have a pleasant evening.

Postscript: The 'Little Davids' of Croatia have won in overtime.