Economics and Investing:

The inevitable credit downgrades begin: Egan-Jones downgrades U.S. rating on QE3 move

Greg C. sent: More Americans opting out of banking system

Reader K.P. sent: Understand the Rules Before You Transport Precious Metals Overseas

Hyperinflation Is Virtually Assured – John Williams. (Thanks to H.L. for the link.)

Items from The Economatrix:

Five Years Since The Great Financial Crisis:  “No Growth, No Deleveraging”

Gerald Celente – Gold, Silver, & A Major October Surprise

The Euro Crisis Is Not Over And Is About To Get Interesting