"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat

Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grain Prices Continuing to See Selling Pressure

Continued weakness in the grain complex is helping to keep pressure on the Continuous Commodity Index or CCI. There looks to be a change of ownership occuring in this complex with hedge funds bailing out of a sizeable long position and commercial interests obtaining long side hedge coverage.

We have this selling occurring not only in the grains, but also in the metals and the energy sector and some of the softs. This is providing some headwinds to the precious metals complex even with the equity market bulls trying their best to jam prices higher and prevent a further technically related sell off from deepening.