The bottom line is that the money needed to bail out Europe and to fund America’s spiraling debt and future unfunded obligations is in the ten of trillions. IT DOES NOT EXIST. It has to be created by printing money in massive quantities, and despite all the rhetoric you will hear against such policies, in the end it’s the path of least resistance. Printing money is an invisible tax on savings, much easier to initiate, than, say, raising taxes or cutting back on services and entitlements. - Frank Guistra, founder of Silver Wheaton
The NAR said the "up-drift in sales projections developed over time between the fixed model for calculating sales rates and the actual marketplace, including growth in multiple listing service coverage areas, geographic population shifts, a decline in for-sale-by-owner transactions, some new-home sales trickling into MLS data and some individual sales being recorded in more than one MLS."
central banks stand ready to lease gold in increasing quantities should the price rise.That quote is from Alan Greenspan's testimony to the House Banking and Finance Committee on derivatives from 1998. Here's the LINK I threw that in there for anyone who doesn't believe that the gold market is manipulated.