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Debt Burden Impacts

Equities closed mixed for the day with gold up another 1.5 percent, the dollar down, oil and corn ended higher. Some large market players are concerned that going into this year’s U.S. elections, both major political parties are ignoring the rising national debt. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says she likes to see the inflation adjusted interest cost below 2 percent, but it could rise above that level. And due to conservative methodologies, the Congressional Budget Office understates the trajectory of deficit spending.  On the converse, if the concerns were serious, one would expect a rush to gold, but thus far it has displayed very little advantage over equities. Inflation is tempering the debt burden at the same time economi...

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