January 3, 2020

Gold is trading at $1,547.90, up $22.80, after a US drone strike killed General Soleimani, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corp and one of the highest-ranking military officials in Iran.  While Iran’s conventional military capacities are limited, its financing and influence of groups like Hezbollah throughout the region are cause for concern.  Oil prices are up significantly, and equities are down, with the Dow losing over 180 points midday.