And the weak dollar has sent prices of foreign goods even higher.
The risk of the funds is that market interest rates will rise, sending prices down.
This would send prices in the already-battered market down further.
Instead, many moved into the government bond market, sending prices up and yields down.
But he said the threatened ban had sent prices for dark meat down.
That boom, in the early and mid-80's, sent prices sharply up throughout the area.
That rise in demand would send prices back up again.
But several factors could still send prices upward in the coming months.
The competition has sent prices soaring on television rights to popular films and series over the last year.
An unusually cold winter would send prices perhaps as high to $2.50.