Happy Black Friday everyone. Shoppers are out in force today as bargain hunters search for that perfect deal and perfect holiday gift. More shoppers than ever are not getting up early or staying up late to visit their favorite retail store. More and more people are shopping online. Early next week we will have the results of the kickoff to the holiday shopping season and will report them here.

Today is a shortened holiday trading session which the will end at 10 o’clock our time. Expect low-volume and potential volatility throughout the short trading session.

Keep your eye on oil next week as increasing supplies and the potential for decreasing demand continues put pressure on the slick stuff.

With Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor I am Troy Reinhart.