It’s fair to say that the U.S. economy is showing an improved heartbeat, compared with recent quarters and years. There’s even the proverbial “big news” on Wall Street. Last month, for example, Warren Buffet’s $23 billion take-over play for the H.J Heinz Co., an iconic food brand. Is the Buffet play, for Heinz, a harbinger of better days ahead for stock markets generally, versus the future fortunes of the world’s flinty gold buyers? Even more [...] The Economy, Ketchup And Precious Metals appeared in the Daily Reckoning . Subscribe to The Daily Reckoning by visiting signup for an Agora Financial newsletter .