20 November 2018

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Scam America - The 'Santa Claus Rally' Left Town

"Nevertheless, real sums have started to evaporate. And much of it happened with the biggest stocks in so-called tech. The seven FANGMAN stocks – Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google’s parent Alphabet, Microsoft, Apple, and NVIDIA – got hosed today. Again...

It gets costly when the entire market depends on a handful of over-hyped mega-caps."

Wolf Richter, Wolf Street

"The problem with movies and books is they make evil look glamorous, exciting, when it's no such thing.  It's boring and it's depressing and it's stupid.  Criminals are all after cheap thrills and easy money, and when they get them, all they want is more of the same, over and over.  They're shallow, empty, boring people who couldn't give you five minutes of interesting conversation if you had the poor luck to be at a party full of them.  Maybe some can be monkey-clever, some of the time, but they aren't hardly ever smart."

Dean Koontz

Stocks continued their declines today.

They are at support, on the very brink of a much larger decline.

A bit surprising given the bias of this holiday week, and the traditional 'Santa Claus rally.'

And yet one barely detects any fear, and the safe havens are of little interest.

We do have the phenomenon of the 'smart money' index declining markedly a few week ago.

This could just be a thorough wash and rinse ahead of the year end tape painting.

But I would not bet on that just yet.

I heard today that almost 50% of cellphone traffic will soon be scam messages and robocalls.   I think landline calls may already be past that.

It is nice to see the telecoms sector catching up with the monopolies in healthcare, big pharma, social media, and the financials.

My sister-in-law stopped in late last night after the long drive in from Ohio.  I was glad to see her, and greeted her with the perfect meal on a cold and damp night—  a hot bowl of beef noodle soup. 

She was shocked at how rich the broth and flavorful the broth was, with a simple beefy flavor.  She left very early this morning to join the rest of the band moms for their Thanksgiving Day adventure in NYC.  We are expecting the coldest day for the parade in history.  Yikes!

I made the last visit to the store today.   I discovered that I was out of poultry seasoning, and did not have everything at hand to make my up own.  The turkey necks purchased yesterday were slow cooked with a few other things into the broth for the stuffing and the gravy on Thursday.

Dolly was attentive to the smells coming from the kitchen.  But other than that, when the weather turns wet and cold, one can hardly pry her from the little nest she makes in the blankets on her chair.

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

Have a pleasant evening.