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The inflation rate of the price of gold, expected prices and interest rates. 1988.

Fortune (1988) offers the first suggestion for a channel through which inflation directly affects gold prices, which he says is an asset substitution effect.

The channel is suggested as working in the following way – Increases in expected future prices (inflation) encourages individuals to convert assets with fixed nominal returns into gold. 68 more words


Euro Bund/T-note Spread: An Exit Signal For Short Positions Was Triggered

Euro Bund/T-note Spread

On Friday, October 10th the December Euro bund/T-note spread closed below the rising weekly 15-bar Moving Average for the first time in a year and signaled a bearish trend change. 364 more words

Spread Trade

Think Outside the Bird By Kirk Leins

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday. Simply put, it’s about reconnecting with loved ones and eating great food. And of course, watching a few football games. 415 more words

STOP! Read This Before Buying Municipal Bonds...

It’s been years (years!) that the muni-to-Treasury spread has been flip-flopped. Now that’s finally back to normal.

In a “normal” economy and interest rate environment, the 30-year municipal bond yield should be… 216 more words

Asset Allocation

Latest growth data cap a solid six months for the economy

The U.S. economy expanded even more than originally estimated in the third quarter, thwarting economists’ expectations that gross domestic product would be revised downward.

GDP, the total value of all goods and services produced nationally, grew at a 3.9% pace in the third quarter compared with an initial reading of 3.5%, … 139 more words


Weekly Market Commentary - 11/24/2014

Using 13th Century Mathematics

Happy Fibonacci Day!  Well actually, that was yesterday (11/23), where the numbers 1,1,2,3 are the first 4 numbers in the Fibonacci sequence.  174 more words

Interest Rates

Help Me, I'm Poor

I took school very seriously. If it was possible, I would forever stay in school. I love learning and reading and writing and solving problems and arguing my points and persuading people that I’m right. 560 more words