14 November 2018

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - It's the Little Things That Make Life Worth Living

“To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring — these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”

John Burroughs, Leaf and Tendril

“Sleep, the innocent sleep.  Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care,  The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course, chief nourisher in life’s feast.”

William Shakespeare

Stocks just could not hold an attempt at gains today, and added yet another day of losses to their recent record of red candlesticks.

Gold and silver would not be denied, on the other hand, and managed to rebound sharply after being pounded lower in the early trading.

Dolly and I were sleeping the sleep of those who had been out in the fresh air clearing up leaves ahead of an incoming storm. We may be getting our first snow tonight.  And so with a cup of tea and a warm blanket we slept soundly through the market close.

Well I was napping from tiredness and fresh air. She was merely keeping me company, as is her solemn duty.

I have included a video below that is an artist's depiction of what Dolly does when I come home from the store or working outside, and lay on the floor to allow her to express her appreciation.

She really does look like that, a black and white Chin Shih Tzu mix, albeit an older version and no longer a puppy, but still cute as a button.   But she is not all that much larger, probably a result of her previous household's lack of feeding and caring for her before just tossing her aside.   And she doesn't do the puppy biting, preferring to administer face licks, and in generous portions.  When I ask her if she wishes to have dinner, she spins around in anticipation.  She really is a little joy.

An unexpected nap under a warm blanket and a good dog is one of life's simple pleasures.

There will be a stock option expiration on Friday.

Have a pleasant evening.