19 June 2018

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Scraping By - Every Mother, Every Father

"Every mother, every father
Called to raise up sons or daughters
May your heart be patient
May your mind be clear
May our God be with you
And calm your fears."

Porter's Gate Project, Every Mother Every Father (Assad, Zach, Cunningham)

"In the Incarnation the whole human race recovers the dignity of the image of God.  Thereafter, any attack, even on the least of men, is an attack on Christ, who took on the form of man, and in His own Person restored the image of God in all.

Through our relationship with the Incarnation we recover our true humanity, and at the same time are delivered from that perverse individualism which is the consequence of sin, and recover our familiality with all mankind."

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

O Lord, pierce our hardened hearts, enlighten our willful blindness, and break our chains of pride and self-deception, so that we may choose life for ourselves and for our children.

As usual US stock futures plunged overnight on the threats from Trumpolini to ratchet up the stakes in the developing trade war with China.

And as usual, after the market close in Europe, the stock futures were walked up slowly, in relatively quiet summer-like trading, to close far off the lows towards unchanged.

I suspect that one day soon the markets may slip. And all the king's men won't be able to prop it back up and make it look pretty again.

The signature will be a big drop that sticks, and then an attempt to rally out of it that fails, and then a plunge that begins to bite more deeply. This is essentially what happened in 1987 and over a longer period of time in 1929. It is still a low probability event, but things are going along rather riskily with an almost willful indifference to it.

Gold and silver were also hit in the early NY trading hours after moving higher overnight.

Once those two genies pop out of their bottles, there is going to be quite a chore to bottle them back up again.

Physical inventories of gold ready to be delivered are quite low.

One wonders how unsustainable, or perhaps more correctly unstable, the current situation in the markets may be at these valuations and assumptions.

I watched the World Cup games in the afternoon, and missed Trumpolini's far-ranging rant to the Independent Business Group. Darn.

It does seem like the world is holding its breath, to see what happens next.

Need little, want less, love more. For those who abide in love abide in God, and God in them.

And may the peace of the Lord, which surpasses all understanding, guard our hearts and our minds.

Have a pleasant evening.