July 23, 2021

Metals are on pace to close in the red with gold and silver down 0.6% and 1.8% respectively for the week.  Stocks, which plunged on Monday in tandem with metals amid resurging COVID concerns,  have since recovered and are on pace to close the week near record highs,  after a rising 4 consecutive days since Tuesday.  The Dow is up 230 points while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq are each up 1% midday.