Originally Posted by Literature
This whole inverse proportionate gas & grocery/interest rate thing is a bit loose in fact, to put it mildly.
go slap a chart of the US$ against the price of oil or copper then get back to me.
In 1995 the 30 yr bond was at 8% and oil was at $20 barrel.
Now the 30 yr is half that rate and oil 4-5 times that price
It's not loose, it's a fact of economics and math. If the currency in which a commodity is denomitated is worth more the commodity costs less and vice-versa.