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When high commodity prices come back to haunt us

Posted on 28 October 2010

From Seekingalpha.com: Today, commodity prices are more sensitive to the monetary policy than consumer prices and employment. The current one year inflation expectation, according to the Cleveland Fed, is 1.36%, an increase of 0.46% from 0.90% before the QE talks. Over the same period, commodity prices measured by Dew Jones-UBS Commodity Price Index have shown a 9% increase.
The corporate profit margin is in danger of collapse as an unintentional result of the Fed’s QE program. Given that commodity prices move well ahead of any improvement in wealth growth, consumption, or employment, the production cost is rising faster than the retail price……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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