Once again confirming that if you want to know what's really going on, follow the money. In this case... the gold. Very few pay close enough attention to global markets and finance to notice what happens behind the scenes. If you do, you already realize that what is reported in the mainstream news tells a very different story than what happens in the world of money. And as far as preventing a European financial collapse, "anybody out there [who] understands fourth grade arithmetic... know[s] from metaphysical certitude that Europe is done", this according to Ann Barnhardt formerly of Barnhardt Capital Management.
"You even want to make a start at trying to bail out Europe we are talking $25 trillion just to start. And it would then--if you were going to bail out the entirety of Europe--you would now be talking about hundreds of trillions of dollars."