31 October 2017

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Twilight of the Gods

Lord, it is time.  Let summer lushness go,
Lay longer shadows on the trees,
And over harvests, winds resplendent blow.
Tell fruits to fully ripen;
Give them a final southerly hour,
Urge them to essence, and with power
Gift sweetness to the laden grapes.
Those who linger, for a time remain alone,
No place to rest their weary hands,
They'll wake, read, write longingly to friends
And walk spackled streets, up and down,
Pacing restlessly, while leaves in falling, dance.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Autumn Day

"Heaven has no Rage, like Love to Hatred turned, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorned."

William Congreve, The Mourning Bride

And the dark rage of an arrogantly confident candidate spurned knows no bounds.

Around the market close there were reports of a vehicle traveling down a bike path that runs along the Westside Highway, knocking down pedestrians and bicyclists.  The NYPD reports eight fatalities and several injuries.  The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov of Florida, originally from Uzbekistan, was taken by police armed with a paintball and pellet gun.

In NY Times Writes Its Own Indictment for the Russia Probe, Pam and Russ Martens shine a light on a very interesting twist in flagship journalism. If it turns out that the reporter had received a leak of the unrevealed substance of the indictment through some source, well then, that is a nice scoop gotten through aggressive reporting.

But if it turns out that this story is just a speculation woven from the whole cloth of  innuendo without substance, printed as fact by the NY Times to advance a partisan meme of one political party member, then the reporter and his editor ought to resign or be dismissed in disgrace.  The credibility of the mainstream media has already fallen low enough without such partisan tabloid antics from the 'papers of record'.  So let us see which it shall be.

Speaking of soulless hypocrisy, the CME has announced it will be offering Bitcoin futures by year end.  Bitcoin futures.  Good grief.

Dolly and I placed some flowers on the queen's niche in the Lady Chapel for the second monthly anniversary of her passing.  Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord...

The Fed will be making some pronouncements tomorrow afternoon.  Donald of Orange may be naming Janet Yellen's successor on Thursday.

Have a pleasant evening.