Economics and Investing:

Greg C. sent this: Coins vs. Bags: Comparing Two Options in Physical Silver. Pre-1965 90% silver coins are not only a better buy, but they’ll have wider acceptance for barter in the U.S..

SurvivalBlog’s Editor at Large Michael Z. Williamson sent an indicator of incipient higher fuel prices: Crude Oil Inventory Watch: U.S. Inventories Plunge as Demand Soars

Siggy mentioned this over at the Calculated Risk blog: Unofficial Problem Bank List Dec 31, 2010

Items from The Economatrix:

Treasury Prices Rebound After $29 Billion Bond Auction  

Metals Gain As Investors Seek Protection

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