A quick note for the week ahead: be watchful. With the Republican and Democratic conventions coming up later this month, turbulence in the banking sector being papered over by new stock market highs, substantial moves in precious metal prices, geopolitical escalation in the Middle East, revelations of dramatic corruption, the escalation of racial tension, and so many other major events, it is absolutely imperative that we stay on our guard.
Deception is palpable. Stability is nowhere to be found. Institutional confidence is failing. The importance of recent events must not be underestimated even if it cannot be fully ascertained.
It seems as if every week something significant and unexpected occurs.