Why is the stock market up ahead of the UAW strike? It doesn't make sense. The union is playing hardball. A lot of people will be out of work.
As for the metals, the dollar is up again. The gold market is down about a half of a percent, which isn't much considering how strong the dollar has gotten. You can see gold got to 1921 and spun right back up about 10 dollars off that and is holding that at this time.