Dollar slips, Gold and Oil Rally

If you’ve got a bunch of money in the stock market, the rise in the Dow Jones Industrial Average might actually be good news for you.

For the rest of us, the technical movements behind this recent surge paint a much bleaker picture of what’s going on.

The primary mechanism driving equity prices at the moment is the continued fall of the dollar.  At this time, gold is testing prices near $1100 per ounce and oil is back up over $80 a barrel for the first time since the great crash first undid runaway inflation.

For workers, anything short of a huge payraise is actually turning out to be a pay cut.  As the cost of living continues to ramp up, people continue to lose jobs and the government continues to run up our debt.

In a few months, as the incentives and stimulus spending is exhausted, we will also face a new round of mortgage crisis as option-ARMs mature and commercial real estate continues in its downward spiral.

Hold on tight, this economic ride isn’t over yet.

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