Market update

Inflation ripping:
Oil up, grains and commodities up, and dollar down, as continued US demand at higher prices for energy transfers more $US to foreigners who don’t want to accumulate them.

Weakness continues:
Stocks down and credit spreads looking wider, and claims lower but have nonetheless worked their way higher since year end and only rising exports keep GDP at ‘muddling through’ levels.

Interest rates down:
As markets continue to believe Fed won’t even begin to act vs inflation, and will do ‘whatever it takes’ to narrow the output gap to zero, in total contrast to mainstream economic theory.