An interesting development in Ukraine. Government troops were rebuffed by unarmed civilians and in one instance, forced to surrender their armored personnel carriers. So the civil war has yet to erupt and Russia has yet to get it's green light to invade and intervene. The Netherlands is pledging to send aircraft to Ukraine if needed and NATO forces are being strengthened in nearby countries if called upon for action. In Venezuela talks continue and so do the protests. More corporations are stating losses from the devaluation. They include Brinks and Direct TV. In Syria the civil war continues. Things are much the same in the middle east. North Korea was quiet while South Korea copes with a ferry sinking and possibly the loss of over 200 people (mostly students). No word on the missing Malaysian airliner. The search continues.
In the U.S. stocks continues to rally as gold, silver, and oils basically remained unchanged. The clean up at the mudslide in the state of Washington continues and the official death toll now stands at 39. There were no other major stories.
Just another day in the calm before the storm.
What do you think?