There is the word. It is the king of words— Power. Not God, not Mammon, but Power. Pour it over your tongue till it tingles with it. Power.”
Jack London, The Iron Heel
"What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power in a man, the will to power, power itself. What is bad? All that is born of weakness. What is happiness? The feeling that power is growing, and that resistance is overcome."
Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist
"No one can serve two masters, for he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one, and be neglectful of the other; and so you cannot serve both God and Mammon."
Gold stuck a close over the 1250 mark, largely on dollar weakness.
Once perceived volatility starts picking up, I suspect that gold and silver will obtain enough energy to take on the more important downtrend and psychological resistance on the charts, around the 1290 to 1300 level.
For the higher volatility silver weekly chart, I have an eye on 21.50 to 22. If silver can take out those levels and hold them decisively, then one must look at a potential run to 30.
Stocks are pausing here as I had suggested they might. I don't quite see a big downtrend developing yet. I do think a market break is possible in March. If that does happen, then we will have to start keeping a close eye on how the markets and the policymakers react to it, with some potential thoughts towards a bleak October.
But that is far, far ahead of ourselves. For now things seem relatively stable. But there are some clouds on the horizon.
There were few clouds on the horizon here today, as the skies were sunny and blue, and the temperatures were in the high 70's, a surprisingly nice surprise for February.
Try to remember to feed God's creatures, and the poor, and to pray for those poor in spirit, who do not even comprehend their spiritual poverty.
Have a pleasant weekend.