Ed- you need to stop the micro managing. Lesson one in stock market- things go up, things go down, all the time ,every day, every minute. You need to look at the forest through the trees and arrive at your own conclusions.
I'd point towards the business deals reached this week.
As the world becomes more and more bristling with wars, I expect more and more M&As. This is better than Gold; perhaps even Silver.
But, of course, I could be wrong and US could all jus' get along☻
I've been waiting on the BIG cuts to allow US enemies to teach a BIG lesson to those with their heads in the sand. Don't let me down; bring on the cuts!!!!!