*The drop in oil at the end of 2014 held back inflation numbers through 2015.
*2016 is more apples to apples with that huge drop already in last year's inflation numbers.
*Even with the huge oil price drop in 2015 inflation was still positive.
*That is an amazing sign that underlying inflation was itching to go higher and may have begun.
*That is negative for the stock market and good for gold.
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