Florida grabbed headlines to start the week with a 15,300 new cases; that's the highest of any state since the pandemic began. But below the surface there are signs of optimism. See our note our weekly reminder on virus reporting patterns
below. Silver and gold are leading against USD, while GBP and JPY lag. We also cite a recent recurring pattern in USD/CNY
below. US index futures are up after Pfizer and BioNtech got fast track
status for 2 of their vaccine drugs. CFTC data showed more speculators buying the euro. Below is the performance for FX and metals against the USD since the start of the month.