MUST READS
Gold Prices Soar as Fed Commits to Easy Money – The Street
Bernanke has “finger on trigger” for new bond buys – Reuters
‘Fool in the Shower’ to Give Fed a Good Scalding – Baum, Bloomberg
Market Pricing In $770B Increase In Fed Balance Sheet – Zero Hedge
Today it pays to owe money, while U.S. savers suffer – Reuters
Italy raises €5-billion at lower rates – Globe & Mail
Greek Debt Talks to Resume Amid Squabbles – Bloomberg
Why Europe’s crisis can’t be averted – Salmon, Reuters
Geithner: Obama won’t ask him to stay for second term – Washington Post
American workers spending $1,000 a year on coffee – Reuters
Gold for Iran oil? Govt declines any comment – Times of India
Newt Gingrich, Gold and Property Rights – NY Times

MARKETS/INVESTING
Crude oil edges above $100 a barrel – MarketWatch
Gold hits 6-1/2 week high as Fed boosts markets – Reuters
U.S. Stock Futures Rise; Dow May Extend High – Bloomberg
Iran embargo may shut down 70 EU refineries – Tehran Times
Gold Proves Safest as Goldman Forecasts Record – Bloomberg
Sprott sees gloomy year ahead, but not for gold – Reuters
Gold Commission – would it raise gold price or lead to confiscation? – Mineweb
Implications of a fiat currency meltdown for gold and silver – Mineweb
Gartman Starting To Turn Neutral On Gold – Hard Asset Investor
Fed To Markets: Buy Gold And Silver – Dollar Collapse

ECONOMY/WORLD/HOUSING/BANKING
Fed Signals That a Full Recovery Is Years Away – NY Times
The Economic Philosophy Behind Newt Gingrich’s Populist Surge – Forbes
The Fed Role in the Economy: Now Bigger. Now Better? – A Dash of Insight
Italian Consumer Confidence at Lowest Level in 16 Years – Bloomberg
Banks Hoarding ECB Cash to Double Company Defaults: Euro Credit – Bloomberg
The World from Berlin: ‘The EU Will Pay Even If Greece Doesn’t Deliver’ – Spiegel
Canadian home prices slide for first time in a year – Financial Post
Why Home Prices Have Much Further To Fall – Street Talk Live
FHFA: Home Prices Fell 1.8% in From Prior Year – Businessweek
Dimon: Anti-Banking Sentiment ‘A Form Of Discrimination’ – HuffPost
Bernanke Goes All In – Bruce Krasting
Notes on the Fed Meeting – Fed Watch