The metals had a day of consolidation ahead of the option expiration tomorrow on the Comex.
"And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; And it wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; There lives the dearest freshness in deep down things; And though the last lights went off in the black West. The morning at the brown brink eastward springs — Because the Holy Ghost over the bent World broods with warm breast and with ah!— bright wings." Gerard Manley Hopkins
The Banks must be restrained, and the financial system reformed, with balance restored to the economy, before there can be any sustainable recovery."There is a vision to remake the world's economy according to the neo-liberal agenda, and to rule it with an 'iron rod' and the US dollar. It would be under the control, described as benevolent guidance, of an oligarchy of the self-proclaimed wisest and most powerful of the multinational elite. The key goal now is to subdue any effective competition, and to gain the full cooperation of the other major powers. They are now testing their model of a confederation of nations under central control in Europe."