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or asymmetric price transmission

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    the idea that wholesale price rises are passed on to consumers in their entirety whereas falls are passed on very slowly; so prices rise like a rocket and fall like a feather

    Notice how gas goes up like a rocket and comes down like a feather; that's called the "rocket-feather effect."

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 30/01/2013

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