Commodities: Gold continues to recover from the flash crash at the start of the week. Monday’s high was $1765, and Gold is testing that area as of this writing Oil is off a little more than 1% since the middle of the week but remains net higher by 1% on the week. This after a drop of almost 8% last week. China’s efforts to curb its steel output have seen iron ore prices tumble. Today’s 2% loss brings the weekly drop to 6.8% and the four-week plunge to 26%. Copper prices are holding on to about a 0.5% gain this week after falling 3% last week.