This is another of the W.O.O.D. series of semi-regular
Weekly Occasional Open Discussions.
(i.e. if I forget and skip one, no big)
Immediate prior one here:
and remains open for threads running there
(at least until the ‘several month’ auto-close of comments on stale threads).
Canonical list of old ones here:
So use “Tips” for “Oooh, look at the interesting ponder thing!”
and “W.O.O.D” for “Did you see what just happened?! What did you think about it?”
What’s Going On?
We made it through Christmas without anything too horrible happening, now most of the news stations seem to be hung over and running canned stories. Good news is no news? ;-)
Brexit is on pause until sometime in January. The Yellow Vests are on pause until some time in January. The US Government is on pause until sometime next year. So pause it is.
Trump has said he’s pulling troops out of Syria (all of about 2000 of them) and The Left sees this as the end of the world as we know it. Yeah, right. Turkey has said it wants to slaughter the Kurds (whom we are sort of protecting) and The Left wants to blame us for this. The Kurds rang up Assad and asked to be part of Syria again, so Syria is putting Syrian troops into the Kurdish area. Will Turkey take on Syria IN Syria? Russia is cutting some kind of deal with Turkey to avoid mutual conflict (a Good Thing as Turkey is a NATO member so in theory someone hits Turkish troops we’re back in big time.) Somewhere in all this there will be a Saudi influence / presence.. but likely nothing until January.
I think I’m seeing a trend ;-)
The “UN Migration Pact” has been ratified by all the countries that want to dump their poor and dependent population into the USA & Europe; and ratified by those countries dominated by Globalist Evil Bastards. It has not been ratified by those countries targeted for Demographic Swamping and destruction where those countries have Nationalist leaders with a working brain. I guess pouring gasoline on a fire makes sense to the UN / EU as France to Sweden burn… But nothing going to happen until… oh, you know ;-)
The Stock Market is being volatile. That often happens near bottoms (long term or short reversals) so I need to do a full on chart reading and see what I think about it. Maybe before January ;-) For now it’s just a matter of “Don’t fight The Fed”. When The Fed is raising rates, stocks drop. Usually after a couple of early rises it pauses, then it takes a drop. No surprise there. There is a bit of a surprise in that the Computer Trading Algorithms are a bit prone to frantic side flipping in thin markets (they amount to about 70% of all trades now, though RT just reported it at 85%, so when they “swap sides” it’s a huge shift, instantly, from bull to bear and the market goes frantic both ways…). Holiday markets are thin. But that will change when all the human traders come back to work… In January.
We’ve got Little (up)Chucky Schumer on TV claiming it is due to “Trump plunging us into chaos” – get ready for a 2 year steady diet of that crap when the Dimocrat Leadership is back in power in The House… in January.