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- n. Plural form of rate.
- n. Taxes, usually on property, levelled by local government.
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- n. a local tax on property (usually used in the plural)
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GLD: Interest rates are going up....there is a correlation..rates go up gold goes down..but we don't think of gold as a commodity here, we think of gold as a currency.
We believe that both long - and short-term interest rates are headed higher, but any increase in rates is probably going to be more mild than the market expects.
TXU says it's cutting rates because of lower wholesale electricity prices and that the term rates are its lowest since 2005.
First, the term rates, we are fulfilling the orders right now and they've been climbing.
But if the gap between long term and short term rates narrow, or sometimes vanish completely, banks have a much harder time operating.
No, the logic for low short term rates is impenetrable.
Some term rates are guaranteed for a year, meaning they won't be off the books until October.
Almost every time the short term rates have exceeded long term rates, which is what seems to be happening now, there is a recession.
* In all assays of this article gold and silver are calculated at their coining rates, usually gold, $20.67 and silver, $1.29, per Troy ounce. show from $2.50 to $10.75 per ton in gold and silver, and from 20 to 48% of copper.
My thesis is that since the FED CANNOT control long term interest rates over time try as they might, though they CAN control short term rates, investors cannot reliably predict the US interest rate yield curve shape in, say, 6 months or 24 months or especially much further out.
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