It's supposed to be well-established that commodity prices are the inverse of interest rates. Interest rates are as low as they can be and luxury housing prices are high, for example. But the rest of the economy is not wildly inflated. Is liquidity trapped only for the 99%, and not for the luxury economy of the 1%? Anyone know?
Update with my own guess, since nobody ventured: low interest rates in a liquidity trapped recession hike luxury assets like the stock market and luxury housing, but don't stimulate the economy. Quantitative easing adds to the luxury market, since it pumps money directly to the 1% -- the banks. The underlying trouble is the lack of fiscal stimulus coming from Congress made worse by the sequester. In short, the well-established inverse relation between interest rates and commodity prices is just a generalization, not a rule. The economy is like the proverbial horse -- the Fed can flood the land with money, but it can't make that horse drink.
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