And You Were Worried About Gold...

All it took was for Chairman Ben to open his mouth. The rest is "lift every offer" history.

And in other troubling news for the Chairman, Senator Jeff Markley (D-OR), who is on the Senate Banking Committee, joins those on the fence regarding Bernanke's renomination: "I am still wrestling with that appointment." Judging by his muted endorsement of Ben, we assume the senator is not long gold just yet.