Wow! Friday already! What a huge week this has been for us, lifewise. Our financial picture isn’t too bad either. The Novartis dividend metric, which shows how the dollar is changing relative to the Swiss franc, didn’t do too badly this week: the annual dividend is Sfrs 2.25, which translates (so to speak) to US$ 2.46.
Commodities are stacking up like this (courtesy Kitco): Gold: $1713.50. This should surprise those of you who believe the gold-buying advertisements talking about gold’s skyrocketing prices. Check out Jesse’s Cafe Americain for more detailed commentary on this and on silver, which closed at $34.32. We don’t know about you, but those lines on his charts look as if they are trending down.
Crude oil closed at $107.41.
And, now for the ever-exciting MPI. The percentage changes are a move for the day, but the cumulative means what it says – the gain since the Index began:
|Total (USD)||$5,680.60||$ 4.20||0.07%|