Dec 3, 2018
Major US stock markets were up with DJIA up 1.7%, S&P 1.8, NASDAQ up 0.3% and Russell 2000 up 1.5% . Emerging markets were up 4.5%. TSX reversed course up 1.2% and TSX-V down 8.0% due to end of the year tax loss selling. Bitcoin the always volatile digital currency was off a painful 37% last month. Gold was up 0.7% and Silver was off 0.5% . Pt keeps plunging ever lower off 4.6% and Pd was up 9.7% again nearing record highs. Copper was up 2.6%. Oil was a huge loser for the month off, with WTI down 21.2% and nearly the same with Brent down 21.1%. Natgas hit $4.65 up a whopping 43.0%. Uranium continues its rebound with a 1.8% gain and is up 30% for the past six months. Currencies saw the Greenback rise .1% and the Euro was flat for the month. Rate on the 10 year T Bond backed down to a 3.03% yield. Till next year!