Well, nothing that has taken place this morning should come as a surprise to regular visitors to Turd's World. As mentioned yesterday, Blythe did indeed attack early this morning, early enough that she could "call it a day" before 9:00 am and head out for some last-minute shopping. If you think I'm joking, consider that, as I type, crude oil is up 0.02, the grains were unchanged overnight, the dollar and the stock market are flat yet gold is down $12.70 and silver is down 0.32. Its so utterly predictable that I must admit I find myself chuckling at the absurdity of it all. Here's what it looks like, in visual form:
Lastly, Trader Dan has again written a terrific piece on the demons at the Federal Reserve and the long-term painful effects their foolish policies are going to have on regular, everyday folks. As you know, that's a major theme of this blog, too, so I implore you to take time to read this today:
I'll keep an eye on things and update again later.