Market Roundup
Dow
17,737.23 (+247.73)
Gold
$1,070.00 (+$1.40)
Oil
$42.11 (+$0.40)
You’ve probably noticed that I’ve written about several more obscure, esoteric corners of the capital markets recently. It’s not as simple or as easy as just covering what Apple (AAPL) or General Electric (GE) shares did on a given day, or how much the Dow Industrials rose or fell.

But there’s a very simple, solid reason for that: Out-of-the-way places can yield major market clues — the kind you won’t get if you just watch a few minutes of CNBC or skim The Wall Street Journal website at the end of the day.

To read the rest of Mike Larson’s Afternoon Edition, click here ...