Global markets drop as the yen carry trade collapses and ends the cheap-money dream.
A reversal of the carry trade buoys precious metals for the first time since last summer.
Bargain hunting gives silver a boost after a nasty dive in overnight markets. But worries about rising interest rates and a possible U.S. debt downgrade gives the metal a boost.
All hail the bull market, which ended the week with a big rally. But it also is starting to look a little like 1987, which suffered an epic blow-out.
The metal is in danger of giving up all its gains since its mid-April low. Some talk has gold falling to $1,250 an ounce.
A precious metals sell-off has lowered prices and lifted demand beyond production capabilities, which means new investors will have a tough time finding 'America the Beautiful.'
Energy prices are key to the outlook for inflation, even more so than central banks.
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