23 July 2018

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Sea of Uncertainty, Shoals of Risk - Comex Option Expiration the 26th

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Ephesians 6:12

"The most important problem in the world today is your soul, for that is what the struggle is about."

F. J. Sheen

Stocks managed to get a lift today. I do believe we are setting up another blow off top.

We will be seeing an advance print of 2Q GDP this week, and it may move markets. I have included the calendar for this week below.

Gold and silver fell off a bit.

Although it may irritate some to say so, silver but especially gold are trading as currency crosses now, and with not so much attention being given to their natures as commodities with the dynamics of supply and demand.

This is not always the case, it must be said. When I did regression analyses in the past, the inverse correlation to the dollar would be seen, and could last for many months. But there were also times when that correlation was not observable, and other factors were at work.

As a reminder there will be a Comex option expiration for gold this week.  Silver, not so much.

Let us keep our priorities clear and in their proper order, despite the swirl of hysteria, claims and counterclaims, that may surround us in the coming days.

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

Have a pleasant evening.