03 October 2018

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Silver Spoons Breed Trousered Apes - Non-Farm Payrolls on Friday

"Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse."

Adlai Stevenson

“A sociopath is one who sees others as impersonal objects to be manipulated to fulfill their own narcissistic needs without any regard for the hurtful consequences of their selfish actions.”

R. Alan Woods

"You have no souls to be influenced. You are spineless, flaccid things. You pompously call yourselves Republicans and Democrats. There are no Republicans nor Democrats in this House. You are lick-spittles and panderers, the creatures of the Plutocracy.”

Jack London

"I told you once that I was searching for the nature of evil. I think I've come close to defining it: a lack of empathy. It's the one characteristic that connects all the defendants. A genuine incapacity to feel with their fellow man. Evil, I think, is the absence of empathy."

G. M. Gilbert

Stocks were off to the races, again, this morning as the economic data came in better than expected as expressed in the ADP private employment report and the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index.

It was a 'risk on' day, so gold and silver were off a bit and Treasuries were monkey hammered.

The Dollar moved higher on expectations that the US economy is both exceptional and transcendent.

There is a new movie being released into theaters called The Trump ProphecyIt is the product of some of the students at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University and an evangelical movement that believes that Trump is God's chosen one.  And those who criticize him are the servants of Satan. 

There is some scriptural precedent for this.  Did not the Israelites, during their long and arduous travel through the desert, succumb to temptation and worship worldly power in the form of a golden ass?

Did I mention a couple years ago that we were entering a period of hysteria?  You are going to just love what comes next...  Yikes!

The Big Tickle this week will be the Kavanaugh confirmation vote, if it should occur as Mr. Turtle of the Senate has so ordained, and of course the Non-Farm Payrolls report on Friday.

In the end, it is better not to be numbered with the proud and the powerful, but among the humble and the holy— His sheep. This is the iron rule, and great irony and contradiction of the world, in God's economy.

Have a pleasant evening.