Will require about $200B in newly printed dollars, so that should be helpful. I really hated mucking about in the den and the crawlspace but shouldn't complain, my neighbors basement was a swimming pool for about three days, and all I got was six inches of salt water which disappeared so quickly it didn't require draining.
Meantime I see Lacker speaking gloom and doom, which took the gusto out of the futures market for a while.
Silver is flatish, I think we are in for a volatile Thanksgiving, which is to say, a traders show. Gold didn't sell very well last quarter, and this fiscal cliff is a joke, because nothing really starts to happen to the economy until about halfway into the second quarter, so the Congress has time to do what it does best, which is an imitation of Greece.
I wish they took a Hypocratic oath to do no harm, at least that is what the docs used to believe in.