U.S. stocks fell a second day, following the biggest annual rally for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index in 16 years, as investors weighed comments from Federal Reserve officials on stimulus and the economy’s strength.
Copper prices dropped the most in two weeks after pending sales of U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June and factory orders declined more than forecast, signaling metal demand may ebb.
This summer, U.S. consumers can look forward to opening a cold beer, firing up the grill and throwing on the most expensive pork chop they have ever purchased.
"Geopolitical tensions could bring gold back up."
- Donald Selkin on Dec 30, 2014