Global equity markets kick into gear after slower first week. In the US, equity markets rise to new highs once again.
The labor markets underperforms as job recovery halts after December virus surge.
Sentiment indicators released for December show that manufacturing confidence continues to increase, but consumers and services are much less certain about their future wellbeing.
FED asset purchases down somewhat this week, though overall expansionary trend continues.
Big week in commodities as oil prices rise back above $50/barrel.
Gold and silver drop the broader metals market.