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Hedge funds reeling from the gold rally have 5 charts to watch. The shiny metal is in the middle of a surprise advance, posting the fastest rally since the Brexit vote.
Meanwhile it’s a big day for Brexit. Theresa May is heading into a summit in Brussels where she hopes to convince EU leaders to show some flexibility on the crucial issues that have stumped negotiations.
– European and Asian stocks built on gains from a day earlier, and U.S. futures pointed to a firm open
– Emerging-market stocks also rose while their currencies were broadly steady
– Britain’s 10-year bond yield dipped 2 basis points.