Rising prices will drive housing sales for years to come

Commentary: Forget inflation -- we're still in the global deflation event of all time

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The market response to QE3 has been different than to the first and and second rounds of "quantitative easing." It’s subdued this time.

The initial upward burst in stocks has fizzled, and the run to commodities by those either fearful of inflation or hoping for it has also stalled. The 10-year Treasury note jumped almost to 1.9 percent from summer in the 1.5s, but has now retreated to 1.75 percent.