Tasty, but expensive.                                           

Trade of the Day: Your Endangered BLT

Mark Gilbert is a Bloomberg View columnist and writes editorials on economics, finance and politics. He was London bureau chief for Bloomberg News and is the author of “Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable.”
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Bacon prices have surged 10 percent this year to their highest level since at least 1980, Bloomberg's Megan Durisin and Fareeha Ali reporttoday. A porcine epidemic diarrhea virus means almost 5 percent fewer hogs have been slaughtered in the past year.

So the Trade of the Day is to buy a BLT, before your local delicatessen catches on and starts cutting back on the bacon and loading up sandwiches with cheaper lettuce and tomatoes.

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