Some Common Cents for December 11th 2015

oFor most of my career, investors have thought low energy prices were good, generally speaking, for the US economy. As one esteemed economist told me back in the day: “the only things that really matter are energy prices and interest rates.” This makes perfect intuitive sense: it is hard to have runaway inflation without energy playing a pretty significant role. It is almost harder still to have skyrocketing interest rates without inflation, at least in the United States. I guess you could call them part and parcel.

However, that is antiquated thought today…Read On…

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