Economics and Investing:

Get Ready for Regulators to Peer Into Your Portfolio . – L.M.

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The overt and blatant manipulation of the gold and silver markets on the Comex reflects frantic desperation – but why?. – B.R.

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Items from The Economatrix:

US Economy Is A House Of Cards — Paul Craig Roberts:The US Economy Is A House Of Cards. Every Aspect Of It Is Fraudulent, And The Illusion Of Recovery Is Created With Fraudulent Statistics.

NY Times: Criminal Charges Are Finally in the Wings for Big Banks

The Refi Boom Is Dead; Applications Drop To Lowest Since Lehman

Eric Sprott On The Implications Of The ‘Chinese Gold Vortex’: And The Complete Disconnect Between Gold Supply And Demand Fundamentals And The Actual Price Of The Metal.