Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - Ubi Sunt? Not With a Bang, But a Whimper

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“Love does not make you weak, because it is the source of all strength, but it makes you see the nothingness of the illusory strength on which you depended before you knew it.”

Léon Bloy


Stocks were a little wobbly today, although the VIX continued to be at quite low levels for this year at least.

The economic news is mixed, as usual.

The dollar gave a little of yesterday's sharp rally higher back today. The rally itself was more technical than anything else, given the long decline that it has already seen. Certainly any notions of a hawkish Fed raising rates with enough fortitude to make a difference in the dollar is sheer fantasy.

The Fed may have one more rate increase in them for this year, but they are already on thin ice given the weak recovery and lingering lack of organic growth. The reasons are so obvious one really hates to keep repeating them.

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