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☕️ 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)