"I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever: that considering numbers, nature and natural means only, a revolution of the wheel of fortune, an exchange of situation, is among possible events: that it may become probable by supernatural interference."

Thomas Jefferson, Notes On the State of Virginia


"Do not be deceived, for God is not mocked.  What a man sows, so shall he reap."

Gal 6:7


"'Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart?  You have not lied to man, but to God.'  When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last.   And a great fear came upon all who heard of this."

Acts 5:4-5

Stocks were showing strength earlier in the day.  They were buoyed by a much better than expected Philly Fed report, due largely from expected orders.

Then some discouraging words were said about the trade negotiations between the US and China.   Thereafter stocks sold off, but recovered a bit into the close.

The US Dollar was marginally higher.  Precious metals gained back a bit.

The immanent hand of God is moving over this world.   Who can tell where it may fall?

Tomorrow will be a stock option expiration.

Have a pleasant evening.