Keep an eye on the Middle East, Libya, Egypt and oil prices. If serious geopolitical volatility spikes, gold and possibly the U.S. Dollar could see a safe haven rush (imo). Right now oil is up 2.54% at $104.50, gold is up 0.92% at $1,429 and the S&P 500 is down 1.34% at $1,313. GLD and GDX calls are active relative to puts at the ISE. See videos of the peaceful protests in Saudi Arabia after the jump via Zero Hedge. Below the videos I embedded live reactions from twitter on #libya and #saudiarabia in streaming search widgets. I recommend you follow @SultanAlQassemi, @AlArabiya_Eng, @AJEnglish and @AbdulHamidAhmad (GulfNews) on twitter for news.
Sheikh Tawfiq Al-Amer Jailed again (Rasid News Network)
Anti-govt. protests held in Saudi Arabia (PressTV.ir)
Related post from yesterday (Saudi Arabia's Tadawul Stock Index Down 20% In 2 Weeks Charts)
The royal house is rattled too (Economist)
*UPDATE: "Saudi Arabia is drafting in up to 10,000 security forces to the north eastern Muslim Shia provinces ahead of mass protests planned next week." (Telegraph.co.uk)
"@REUTERSFLASH: At least 30 civilians killed by pro-Gaddafi forces after attack on Zawiyah - Residents"
Fighting rages in Libya's east, 30 civilians killed (Al-Jazeera)