Even though the month of June is not over yet, the technical action in gold, as well as some of the gold stocks, have been impressive. So far in June the Spyder Gold Trust (GLD), which reflects the performance of gold bullion, is up 2.5%. In contrast, the Dow Jones US Gold Mining Index ($DSUSPM) is up 8.5% with the VanEck Gold Miners (GDX) up just over 9.6%.
Oil prices surged more than 6 on Thursday after reports that an Iranian missile shot down a U.S. spy drone over the Strait of Hormuz, raising concerns about the possibility of an impending military confrontation between Tehran and Washington as tensions continue to escalate.
(Reuters) - A rally on Wall Street lost strength on Thursday after the S&P 500 index touched a record high, powered by the Federal Reserve's signals that it could cut interest rates as early as July to combat growing risks to global and domestic growth.