Good Morning, World!

☕️ The GameStop phenomenon rippled through markets to start the week, most notably sparking a surge in silver markets (Wall Street Journal), At least 25.5 million people have received one or both doses of the vaccine in the U.S. (Washington Post), and Democrats see intra-party fighting over $15 Dollar minimum wage (New York Times)

📈 U.S. stock fu­tures climbed, sug­gest­ing that the ma­jor bench­marks will re­cover some ground fol­low­ing their worst week since Oc­to­ber. Sil­ver prices ral­lied, fu­eled by a wave of fresh en­thu­si­asm from on­line traders. The move in­di­cates that the re­cent bout of volatil­ity is likely to ex­tend into a sec­ond week. (Wall Street Journal)