This morning the Labour department reported that the U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected for the month of August 2013. More important is the significant downward revisions in the non-farm payrolls for the summer months of June and July. Shock :-)

With the U.S. threat to attack Syria in the back of everyone’s mind, the prices of gold and silver have rebounded significantly from overnight weakness. Reports out of Asia are that there is extremely strong demand for gold and silver coins.