Economics and Investing:

A new record: 13 Million Silver American Eagles Sold in First Three Months of 2013. (Thanks to Doug C. for the link.)

Reader Mark in Rochester wrote this reminder to Americans: “With all this talk of Cyprus and the sovereign debt levels in Europe’s southern tier, we shouldn’t got forget that our debt-versus-GNP rate is higher. (See this article from last November.) And remember that Bernanke is still creating $85,000,000,000 per month ($272 per person, per month) via Quantitative Easing monetization to bail out his buddies in the banking industry.”

G.G. flagged this from Bill Freeza in Forbes: How To Protect Your Retirement Assets From The Coming Crash

Items from The Economatrix:

Will Cyprus Turn The Tide For Gold?

Future Of The Housing Market “A Great Unknown”

The Great Cyprus Bank Robbery Shows That No Bank Account, No Retirement Fund And No Stock Portfolio Is Safe

Ex-Chancellor Warns Of Bank Runs Across Europe

California Businesses Fuming Over Retroactive $120M Tax Grab

Why Housing Will Limp Along At Best