In Ukraine separatists shot down a government helicopter killing 14 (including a General). Government forces also continued their actions against separatists across Eastern Ukraine. It also looks as if Russia has pulled many of it's troops away from the border. In Thailand the military is still in control, but the curfew has been relaxed to midnight to 4 A.M.. Across the South China Sea tensions are still high between China and Vietnam, Japan, the Philippines, and possibly Indonesia. The U.S. dispatched a detachment of Marines on an amphibious assault ship to Libya just in case they are needed in the ongoing unrest. Besides the usual murders, mayhem, corruption, and tragedies, there were no new major developments in Venezuela, Syria, or the Middle East.
After the GDP for the first quarter was revised to a negative 1%, stocks rallied higher. Gold was a bit lower and oil was higher. It was another calm day across the U.S. with no new major developments besides the usual murders, mayhem, corruption, tragedies, and silly trivialities.
It was another day in the calm before the storm.
What do you think?