Tuesday, December 16 – Alan Knuckman reports from the floor of the CME Group in Chicago where equities are down after a day that saw early strength and another late fade. At the close, the S&P was down about 0.5% at 1,983, the Dow also fell 0.5%, and the Nasdaq led the way down losing 1%. The dollar finished at 88.68, and the Euro ended at 124.40. Bonds made new highs but closed negative at 145'03. Crude hit new lows again at 55.91, and gold fell to 1,208. This morning, equities were up early but then sold off, and are currently holding below yesterday's lows. The dollar is sliding, allowing the Euro to continue forming its reversal. Bonds are up at new relative highs, as crude keeps hitting new lows and gold holds above 1,200.

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