In the ancient world, when people got themselves into debt, they were often forced to sell their daughters into prostitution and their sons into slavery. More about that in a minute… First, a quick look at the financial markets. The Dow rose 169 yesterday. Gold… whoa… shot up $31 per ounce. Looks like gold might have put in a bottom. We guessed it would be around $1,100 per ounce. It may have come closer to $1,200 per ounce.