Economics and Investing:

AmEx sent this: Gold and bonds are all that’s left

K.A.F. flagged this: Fed’s Plosser: Additional Stimulus Unnecessary

Jeff H. suggested a piece over at the excellent SHTFPlan blog: Fake Silver and Gold Flood Global Markets; 100,000 Coins From A Single Counterfeiter!

Damon S. mentioned this piece at the oft-cited Seeking Alpha blog: Prepare For Europe Collapse Before New Year

Regulators on Friday closed a bank Georgia, bringing to 88 the number of bank failures in the U.S. this year. (Thanks to G.G. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

65% Chance of Banking Crisis By End of November

How Argentina Survived its Default

Unemployment Aid Hits Seven-Month Low, Trade Gap Falls