Who dropped the bottom out of the prices of treasurie bonds, equities, and precious metals today? Look no further than Asia! That's right, big monie messed up the US so as to buy into any move, or at least to sell the news: the US is going for broke.
If you were to follow the US, as Asia does, you would trade away bonds and equities for cash to buy back into precious metals at a lower price too. This way, Asia eliminated any pesky move coming around the bend, and gives itself the opportunity to buy back in low into whatever it is they have been buying lately [cough, gold, cough, cough].