07 February 2023

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Lead Kindly Light - Powell's Hawkish Words Jar Markets


“These people honor me with their lips, and offer worship with their words, but their hearts are far from me. Their religion is nothing but the rituals and traditions of men, which they memorize. I will awaken them with one shocking blow after another. Their wisdom will be shown as foolish, and all their cleverness will be made worthless. Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness and think, 'No one can see us, so who will know?’"

Isaiah 29:13-15

"And because of the increase in wickedness, the love of most will grow cold.   But those who stand, firmly to the end, will be saved."

Matthew 24:12

"And the measure for weighing the virtue of things is this: God’s light has come into the world, but some people loved the darkness more than the light, for their actions were evil.  All who do evil hate the light and refuse to come into it for fear that their sins will be revealed.   But those who do what is right come into the light, so others can see that they are doing God's will."

John 3:19-21

"In a society that worships the self, power is the coin of the realm, where power is to be found in asserting one's own will over others.  And beyond all doubt, kindness and tolerance are to be despised as undermining, weakening the will to power.  In power is to be found the definition of all truth, for it dictates all, and does not bend a knee to any other reality but its own interpretation.  'Might makes right' is written large on the tableau of empire.

We rise in our own esteem by knocking others flat.  And from this flows a cornucopia of all other injustice and abuses.  In rationalizing ourselves by dehumanizing others, we can therein comfortably become monsters.   And some do."

Jesse, 9 January 2015

"Lead, kindly Light, amidst the grey and gloom
    The night is long and I am far from home.
Here in the dark, I do not ask to see
    The path ahead— one step enough for me,
Lead on, lead on, kindly Light."

Audrey Assad, based on The Pillar of the Cloud by J. H. Newman

Powell said some hawkish 'what if' things today and the markets reacted strongly.

But, as usual, it was a transitory thing.

The Dollar, which plunged intraday shortly after Chair Powell's remarks, rocketed higher after the 3 year note auction.

Gold finished a little higher.  Silver not so much. 

VIX moved lower.

The oligarchy remains exceptionally audacious and war-mongering.

Have a pleasant evening.