31 January 2023

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Walk in darkness and trust in the light of the Lord


"We are sinners, attempting great things.  Love is our benchmark, our touchstone.  It is how we are able to know if what we say or do or hold dear is founded in goodness and life, or in a destructive snare, a willfulness, the cult of the self, and death.  Love takes us out of ourselves and completes us.  The opposite of love is not hatred, but the selfishness of self-love, and the dark angel's first sin, pride."

Jesse, 2 December 2012

“I think that the depth of Satan's pride is difficult for humans to understand, and therefore it is easy to fall into this error and partake of it, thinking, all the while, that we are instead doing something great and beautiful.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist— and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have life.”

Léon Bloy

"Suffering is a means by which God saves us, afflicting us so we do not lapse into vain self-sufficiency, a pride and a perverse individualism that gathers us blindly into ourselves, and separates us from His own.   To suffer is how we grow in humility, and conform ourselves to do what He commands, rather than as we may will.

Prayer is how we sustain ourselves in times of both suffering and joy, with humility in this life, as we resort not only to ourselves or to the world, but to all things with God.  And so we find comfort in His will, and the conversations that we keep with His many tender mercies.   The world can not see this, and in not seeing does not understand.   To the world we are fools.

His consolations and comforts are hidden, delivered to us in quiet moments, heart to heart.  And so He gathers us together to Himself, and keeps us safe, and slowly takes us from this world and the dark powers therein, that search endlessly for souls to make their own, and to devour."

Jesse, 15 May 2018

 Stocks rallied today in a risk on rally founded on wash and rinse serendipity.

The FOMC rate decision and accompanying verbiage is tomorrow and will likely drive the market. 

The Dollar ticked lower.

Gold and silver were higher.

The VIX fell.

A risk on day most likely with nothing much behind it than the usual

Let's see what Joltin' Jay and his Merry Pranksters at the Fed have to say for themselves tomorrow.

Have a pleasant evening.