A bit of a surprise as Fed Chair Powell released that they were taking a more aggressive strategy than many analysts' expected. Citing strong employment indicators, a commitment to limit inflation and overall production growth the Fed maintained interest rates. There is strength in the US approach of late and gives hope that real full-time jobs can be added for building infrastructure and fixing bridges, roads. This is desperately needed and will invigorate the country with projects that that investment will help buoy the economy. The big thing to remember is that the stock market is not the economy. Everything is interlinked but as we know from economics and history things repeat themselves and come in cycles. We are poised for a commodity cycle, for a mining cycle and perhaps people should be looking less at consuming personally and investing within the country. We should take a longer perspective and forgo a new Apple iPhone and put $1000 in gold. Your last year model is just as good, no matter how hard they sell you. The smart money compounds itself, the not so smart is spent or rather consumed. A strong look inward by the US to improve infrastructure with acknowledgement of the incredible growth through the One Belt One Road Initiative should put mining in the spotlight.