12 April 2018

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Fearless - Mr. Reggae Ambassador

"All tyrannies are virtuoso displays, over many years, of cunning, risk-taking, terror, delusion, narcissism, showmanship, and charm, distilled into a spectacle of total personal control."

Simon Sebag Montefiore

It was risk on today as the safe havens were sold and stocks were bid higher. Although it should be noted that they fell off from the highs at the close.

Gold and silver were hit, taking back their recent gains, as the Dollar gained back a little ground on its DX index.

The catalyst for this was a backing off of his threat of a missile attack on Syria yesterday in a morning tweet that said that, yes, he did promise a missile strike, but he did not say when, including never.

I had a good laugh today when it came out that Trumpolini was directing his advisers, including the newly installed Larry Kudlow, to figure out how the US can get back in on the TPP Trade Deal.

As I recall, opposition to the TPP was one of Trump's big differentiators from the neo-liberal, global establishment types like Obama and Hillary.

Oh wait, Trumpolini was meeting with Congressmen from the Farm Belt states today, and he told them exactly what they wanted to hear. Now it makes sense.

Speaking of strange events and new opportunities, I have read that John Boehner, the conservative former Speaker of the House from rural Ohio, is becoming the official lobbyist and spokesmodel for legalizing marijuana. 

"My thinking on cannabis has evolved."

Skip the soy beans for export business, farmers, there's a new cash crop in town.  And don't worry about trade wars because there is going to be plenty of domestic demand.  It's 420 time!   Blaze it!  Dave's not here, but Johnny to the B is in da house.

Smokng weed, drinking beers,
Rollin' fatties, smokin blunts.
15 bucks, little man, put that sh*t in my hand.

Is Monsanto getting into the weed business?   Darn, there go the seeds.

You can't make this stuff up.

There is a broad coalition of bipartisan support for striking out against Syria from the neo-cons and military-industrial complex enablers.

I seem to recall that there was a gas attack in Syria last year, and in the end it was determined that it was not Syria that did it, but the 'moderate rebels' who were performing a false flag of sorts.

And there was a thousand dollar surge in Bitcoin, proving that it was a great day for bullshit.

Well, tomorrow is another day, and all of this can change with one stroke of a tweet.  That's fiat for you.

Have a pleasant evening.