Economics and Investing:

Bond Investors Beware: Mutual Fund Outflows Accelerating as Interest Rates Climb Higher

Doug Casey: “We’re Still In The Midst Of The Biggest Bubble In World History”

Indian Gold Dealer: “Gold Is Now Trading At $1800oz.—Small Factories And Workshops Are Shutting Down”

Items from The Economatrix:

Consumer Confidence Misses Expectations By Most On Record

Housing Starts, Permits Miss; Single-Family Housing Market Weakest Since November 2012

Defunding wouldn’t kill Obamacare taxes