Tuesday , 21 February 2017


Inflation/Deflation

Inflation: What Is It? What Isn’t? Who’s Responsible For It?

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Inflation is the debasement of money by the government. PERIOD. It is NOT a general increase in the level of prices for goods and services. These statements are critical to an understanding and correct interpretation of events which are happening today - or expected to happen - that are casually attributable to inflation. Let's go one step further as to what inflation is, what it isn't and who's responsible for it.

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What the Discrepancy Between the CPI and the Big Mac Index Tells Us

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Higher prices (inflation) are a natural consequence of our ever increasing monetary supply and the U.S. Department of Labor tracks those increases via a basket of common consumer goods which is known as the Consumer Price Index (CPI) but reveals a major discrepancy with The Economist's Big Mac index. Why is that?

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Inflation Expectations Likely To Continue – Here’s Why

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After declaring inflation all but gone last summer, investors are now deciding that calling the time-of-death might have been a bit premature. Starting in September and accelerating post-election, 10-year inflation expectations, measured by 10-year Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS), are surging [and, as I see it there] are four reasons why I think the rebound in inflation and inflation expectations is likely to continue into 2017.

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Housing: Is It A Good Inflation Hedge?

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Over long periods the inflation-adjusted price of homes in the U.S. has tended to increase by a little more than 1% per year. That doesn't mean owning a home is a good way to make a 1% real return on your money though. This article explains why.

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