The rates went up from when QE began and to the point that the Fed began tapering. After the Fed ended QE entirely, the rates fell even more. This is just a fact.
It's gaining against the euro because of the asset purchases.
It's gaining against other currencies for many other different reasons.
Look at the chart. QE3 was announced in September 2012. Tapering started February 1, 2014. The 10-year treasury rate rose almost continuously from 2012 to February 2014, and then started fallign.
Let's talk about this first.
The rates are still being held down by the Fed. It's well known.
That's just not true. Pretty much every time the Fed has stopped QE in the past few years, the rate has gone down. The rate even started going down after the Fed announced it would taper QE. The Fed is only currently buying bonds to support the interbank lending rate, which is nowhere close to $85B a month.
That's "over time", not "over the time".
Why would you compare AMZN to W? Maybe we should compare JCP to AAPL?
"But pud is working on ways to make himself less credible."
Pud doesn't have any credibility.
Despite that, why do you think interest rates are so low despite the fact that the Federal Reserve is only printing minimal amounts of cash? Is it because the economy is good?
Europe's QE and dollar inflation (at least compared to actual goods, not currencies) aren't related. That was a bit of a joke...
Interesting movement on gold and silver. Market finally realized no QE4? (at least for the next few months) Or maybe now market thinks Europe's QE isn't going to deflate the dollar? (????)
The Federal Reserve sure did help large corporations reap huge profits over the past 5 years.