Economics and Investing:

This confirms my assertion: The Spot Price of Precious Metals Is Becoming Irrelevant

Pete H. sent this from Paul Farrell: 10 investing rules for the coming bond crash

The drawn out impact of quantitative easing on real estate: Japanese real estate continues to struggle while Bank of Japan expands monetary base. JWR’s Comment: Back in the 1930s, folk comedian Will Rogers was famous for saying: “Buy land: They ain’t making any more of it.” The modern-day corollary is: “Avoid Dollars: They can make as many of them as they want to.”

Items from The Economatrix:

Jim Willie: Physical Gold Premiums Will Be $500 Or More In The Near Future, Silver 40%; Dealers Sold Out

World Finance Leaders Issue Somber Assessment

Jobless Claims Rise Slightly

SurvivalBlog’s G.G. sent: Douglas County Bank, Georgia, Biggest Bank Failure of 2013.