Inflation is roaring, and King Dollar is snoring even as interest rates rise.
The dollar, which has dropped for three straight sessions, has been giving up gains seen after the Federal Reserve has signaled strong interest rate hikes in the coming months. The dollar has dropped to the lowest level against the Euro since November.
DECEMBER INFLATION BREAKDOWN: WHERE ARE PRICE INCREASES HITTING AMERICANS THE HARDEST?Ticker Security Last Change Change % UUP INVESCO DB US DOLLAR INDEX BULLISH FUND - USD ACC 25.50 +0.08 +0.31% UDN POWERSHARES DB US DOLLAR BEARISH FUND 20.33 -0.08 -0.39%
Consumer prices surged by 7% in December, the highest since 1982, while producer prices jumped 9%, the largest annual increase since data were first calculated in 2010.
The dollar looks to be faltering in what could be an early sign that investors are losing faith in the U.S. economy, and that in and of itself could make our inflation situation worse.
INFLATION IS DRIVING 'THE GREAT RESIGNATION': FMR. WALMART EXECTicker Security Last Change Change % USO UNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P. 59.76 +1.46 +2.50% UNG UNITED STATES NATURAL GAS FUND LP UNIT (POST REV SPLIT) 14.19 +0.01 +0.07%
Oil is moving higher on to falling global oil inventories as well as the falling dollar, and natural gas soared on LNG exports but mainly on frosty cold and freeze-offs.
The most direct correlation in that would be the price of commodities. On the global market, almost all major commodities from...