Who would think that all it takes for gold to surge by $40 in under an hour is for the Fed to resume the old song and dance. Yet that is precisely what happened: ever since Chicago Fed president Evans sat down with Steve Liesman to discuss that he would be in favor of more easing, and saying he believes in "room for accommodation" and that we "still need to do more on monetary policy", gold soared from under $1790 to over $1830. And confirming that gold will go far higher is his statement that "Fed policy was not a driver of the commodity price surge." In other words, these buffoons have not learned anything, and the commodity price shock is coming. However, as usual, it will be blamed on speculators. Luckily the CME can hold them in their tracks with a relentless series of margin hikes. Or not. When will the CME finally hike margins on printer toner cartridges?