24 May 2024

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - To Find One Another Again


"If at the start this cancerous growth in the nation was not particularly noticeable, it was only because there were still enough forces at work that operated for the good, so that it was kept under control.  As it grew larger, however, and finally in an ultimate spurt of growth attained ruling power, the tumor broke open, as it were, and infected the whole body.  Now the end is at hand. Now it is our task to find one another again."

The White Rose, Second Leaflet, Munich, March 1942

"They defended him, verbally and physically, every time he committed one of his criminal acts. They went blithely on past the suffering of all the bombing victims, the prisoners in the concentration camps, and the religious persecutors, because a different regime would have meant the end of their power."

Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen, Diary of a Man in Despair, 1947

"Many of us like to ask ourselves, 'What would I do if I was alive during slavery?  Or the Jim Crow South?  Or apartheid?  What would I do if my country was committing genocide?'  The answer is, you're doing it.   Right now."

Aaron Bushnell

"For these are a rebellious people, deceitful children,
       unwilling to listen to the commandments of the Lord.
They say to their seers,‘Do not see!’
      and to the prophets,‘Say nothing of what is right!
Tell us only things that please us, prophesy illusions."

Isaiah 30:8-10

"Such unsustainable social arrangements are backed by force and fraud.  And as the fraud loses its power over time, force must increase, until there is an end in genuine reform, or a terrible self-destruction."

Jesse, Credibility Trap, 24 August 2012

"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth.  The former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.  I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.  I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Behold, God’s dwelling is with us.  He will dwell with them, and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them.  He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, wailing or pain, for the old ways have passed away.'

Then the one who sat on the throne said, 'Behold, I make all things new.'”

Revelation 25:1-5 

It was a generally quiet today in the markets, with a few adults showing up, and leaving early to join the rest on their three day Memorial weekend vacation.

Gold and silver caught a little bounce.

There will be a Comex precious metals futures option expiration on Tuesday.

VIX is wallowing.

In honor of Memorial Day, let us remember the basic freedoms for which so many of our people have given their service, their suffering, and in too many cases their lives.

We seem to have lost our way in this madness and hysteria.  

Let us hope that we can find our way, and one another, again.

Have a pleasant weekend.