A quick hit on alternative investments.
Gold broke through the $1,400 an ounce mark and is sitting at $1,398 after reaching a high of #1,414. The spike may have been predicated on an US attack on Iran, but the pullback is minscule.
Bitcoin is at $9,790 up 6%.
Both these levels are at multi-year highs and I use them as global economic barometers.