Gold, other safe haven trades surge after Flynn report

CNBC| Fri Dec 01 10:00:14 EST 2017
Safe haven assets jumped Friday after ABC News reported former national security advisor Michael Flynn would testify he was directed by President Donald Trump to talk to the Russians. The report raised worries that Trump would not be able to enact highly anticipated proposals such as tax reform that traders have been betting on, along with continuing his deregulation push. The CBOE Volatility Index (.VIX), widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, leaped to 14.58, its highest since Aug. 21. Gold futures rose 1 percent to $1,292.50 an ounce, their highest since Wednesday. The Japanese yen strengthened against the U.S. dollar, hitting 111.5 yen versus the greenback. Treasury yiel..

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