Hot Items: Gold, Gifts and Gritty Prison Fights

The hot items I mentioned on the air today are ...

Our gold coverage, which has been garnering a lot of eyeballs amid a price rally. Our gold poll, where at least two-thirds of folks think it is heading much higher, was of particular interest.

The eye-candy in our Fantasy Gift Slideshow.

And the Madoff tussle story has been getting a lot more attention that it probably deserves, considering it amounted to two elderly gentlemen shoving each other. But it did give rise to a great post in our Pony blog about possible square-offsbetween notable white-collar criminals.