28 February 2024

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Flagrant Evils, Days of Wrath


"Flagrant evils cure themselves by being flagrant."

John Henry Newman

“Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil, but as a necessity, or even a duty.  Sin is not a distance, it is a turning of our gaze in the wrong direction."

Simone Weil

"Because of your hard and unrepentant hearts you store up wrath for the Day of the righteous judgment of God, who will render then to each according to what they have done."

Romans 2:5-6

"Our hearts are continually prone to wander from Him; prosperity and enjoyment all too easily satisfy us, dull our spiritual perception, and unfit us for full communion with Himself. Though He has indeed no pleasure in afflicting us, He will not keep back even the most painful chastisement if He can but thereby guide His beloved child to come home."

Andrew Murray, Abide in Christ, 1895

"Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance."

Václav Havel, Letter to Alexander Dubček, August 1969

"When God will chastise a man, He first of all deprives him of his reason. It is better to be unhappy and know the worst, than to be happy in a fool's paradise.”

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot

Stocks wobbled lower, and finished near the lows.

Gold bounced a little.  Silver had a dip and then recovered.

Wash and rinse.

VIX is supine.

PCE tomorrow may move the markets.

In foolish pride God's people turn away from His laws.  

They silence His faithful, and their messengers.

His judgement does not sleep forever, and in smoldering wrath bursts forth.

And so it has been, is now, and will be so again.

Have a pleasant evening.