February 11, 2019

Gold is down $6.20 today to its lowest level in a week after the US dollar surged to a 7-week high.  Another potential government shutdown, which is looking more than likely as neither side on Capital Hill seems willing to compromise, does not seem to be having much effect on the dollar, as it did in January.  Stocks remain relatively flat today as investors await the outcome of this shutdown as well as US-China trade data.