Economics and Investing:

Reader C.D.V. suggested this article: World Bank Sees Dollar Reserve Status Ending Over Next Decade.

E.M.B. forwarded this: Death Derivatives Emerge From Pension Risks of Living Too Long

Richard Koo Explains Why an Unwind of QE2, with Nothing to Replace it, Could Lead to the Biggest Depression Yet

Check gambit makes Coos Bay [Oregon] man a felon. (Thanks to D.B.C. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Home Sales Fall Despite Uptick in First Time Buyers

Ahead Of The Bell:  Leading Indicators Seen Rising

Predicting the Future Gold Price Misses the Point

Senate Bill Would Limit Savers Using 401(k)s as Rainy Day Funds