[…] Stocks managed to close nearly unchanged today, although there was still a fairly impressive range from top to bottom in the futures markets.
Gold closed lower, while silver managed a little rally.
The Dollar DX Index rally is amazing, a clear example of a flight to safety continuing. At the close it was hovering around 102.78.
Surgical masks are of limited effectiveness, mostly to prevent someone who is already affected from spreading the coronavirus by coughing or sneezing. N95 masks, however, are effective and are worn by healthcare professionals who are working with patients. But they are in short supply, which is shameful. And are not necessary for most people, if they are practicing physical distancing and hand and surface washing.