22 February 2024

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Risk On! - Our Brave New World


"Strive for peace with all, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord,  Take care that no one loses the grace of God, and that no bitterness takes root and flourishes, by which many will become corrupted."

Hebrews 12:14-15

"Bitterness has a tenacious way of taking root deep within the soul and resisting all efforts to weed it out.  Bitterness occurs for many reasons. Time, rather than diminishing the hurt, only seems to sharpen the pain.  You find yourself rehearsing the offense over and over again, each time driving the root of bitterness deeper within your soul.  Bitterness can derive from a sense of being unjustly treated.

Bitterness is easy to justify.  You can get so used to a bitter heart that you are even comfortable with it, but it will destroy you.  Only God is fully aware of its destructive potential. There is nothing so deeply embedded in your heart that God’s grace cannot reach down and remove it.  No area in your life is so painful that God’s grace cannot bring total healing. No offense committed against you is so heinous that God’s love cannot enable you to forgive.

When you allow bitterness to grow in your life, you reject the grace of God that can free you.  If you are honest before God, you will admit the bitterness and allow God to forgive you.  Bitterness enslaves you, but God is prepared to remove your bitterness and replace it with His peace and joy."

Henry Blackaby, Bitterness

"Anyone who does not do what is good is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their neighbor."

1 John 3:10

"But the lawyer, wanting to justify himself, said to Jesus, 'And who is my neighbor?'”

Luke 10:29

"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles and snares of evil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Therefore, take on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand the evil of this day and, at the end of all things, remain standing."

Ephesians 6:11-13

Nvidia's forecast after hours lit a fire under the bulls.

And they came in snorting and short-squeezing this morning, across the board.

No worries, risk on it was.

Those who hedged a bad number out of Nvidia got smoked.

Gold drifted a little lower along with silver and the Dollar.

VIX fell.

Like I said, risk on.

The miners were beaten with an ugly stick.

A man might have been tempted to selectively buy a few of the more absurd valuations.

Wash - rinse - repeat.

We have the most efficiently shameless con men in the world.

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Sophie Scholl on  February 22, 1943.

Have a pleasant evening.