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August 15, 2014

Grains Down, Beef Up

Grain prices have been falling, as expected.  But cattle prices have been rising, which might not be as expected. There is a lesson in this difference. Gold prices give us a year’s warning about what grain prices are likely to do.  That is counterintuitive, since grain prices are often dependent upon climatic growing conditions, while gold prices are dependent upon monetary conditions as dictated by the Fed and similar agencies. So how is it that gold could know a year in advance the direction that grain prices will go?  THAT is one of the fun and enduring mysteries of the financial… more


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