Tuesday links: Silver’s climb


Precious Metals

Silver prices climb, oil falls, grains continue to rise (Washington Post)

Gold May Decline for Third Day as Greek Downgrade Hurts Euro (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Return to gold standard would be damaging: report (Reuters)

Chasing Gold Coins to Spain (Forbes)

Silver Soars 4.5%; Gold Hits Three-Month High (WSJ)

Economy

U.S. Bank Lending Increased in Late 2011 (WSJ)

Home prices fell in December in most US cities (AP)

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Climbs Toward ’08 Levels (Bloomberg)

Euro Rises Against Dollar, Yen Before ECB Bank-Loan Operation (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Markets

FINALLY, DOW CLOSES ABOVE 13000: Here’s What You Need To Know (BusinessInsider)