17 May 2018

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - No Conscience, No Fear - No Hands But Yours

"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference."

Thomas Jefferson, Notes On the State of Virginia

"Do not be deceived, for God is not mocked.  What a man sows, so shall he reap."

Gal 6:7

"'Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart?  You have not lied to man, but to God.'  When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last.   And a great fear came upon all who heard of this. Some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, carried him out, and buried him."

Acts 5:4-6

“Christ has no body now but yours. No hands, no feet on earth but yours. Yours are the eyes through which he looks compassion on this world. Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good. Yours are the hands through which he blesses all the world.”

Teresa d'Ávila

Stocks were showing strength earlier in the day.  They were buoyed by a much better than expected Philly Fed report, due largely from expected orders.

Then some discouraging words were said about the trade negotiations between the US and China.   Thereafter stocks sold off, but recovered a bit into the close.

The US Dollar was marginally higher.  Precious metals gained back a bit.

The immanent hand of God is moving over this world.   Who can tell where it may fall?

Tomorrow will be a stock option expiration.

Have a pleasant evening.

In the garden of our Savior
No flower grows unseen
His kindness rains like water
On every humble seed
No simple act of mercy escapes His watchful eye
For there is One who sees me
His hand is over mine

[Verse 2]
In the kingdom of the heavens
No suffering is unknown
Each tear that falls is holy
Each breaking heart a throne
There is a song of beauty in every weeping eye
For there is One who loves me
His heart, it breaks with mine

O the deeds forgotten
O the works unseen
Every drink of water flowing graciously
Every tender mercy You’re making glorious
This You have asked of us:
Do little things with great love
This You have asked of us:
Do little things with great love
Little things with great love

[Verse 3]
At the table of our Savior
No mouth will go unfed
And His children in the shadows
Stream in and raise their heads
O give us ears to hear them and give us eyes to see
For there is One who loves them
I am His hands and feet
There is One who loves them
I am His hands and feet