I wish I could remember the quote from a Saudi Sheik regarding oil and dollars. I also wish i could remember the guys name. He stated it during the '70s oil crisis. It went something like this... "We need more of your dollars for our oil. Your dollar is not worth so much any more". Not much else to say. Except maybe that the FED says inflation is currently at ~2%. I wonder where Helicopter Ben shops? IIRC, stadowstats.com thinks 'price' inflation is closer to 11%. They calculate such things as they were calculated 20 years ago. Now why would the Gov change their calc methods?