Inflation

Cheaper Online Or At The Store? Heading To A Store May Save Money

Online prices are an even better deal for some items like PCs as deflation picked up or inflation slowed. But store prices are down more for toys.        

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What To Expect When Whirlpool Reports Earnings

Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool (NYSE: WHR) will report its first-quarter results on Monday, April 22, after the market closes, followed by a conference call with analysts the next morning. Whirlpool is feeling some pain from raw material inflation...
Related topics: Whirlpool, US Equity Markets

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March Real Retail Sales Very Strong, But No “all Clear” Yet

March real retail sales very strong, but no “all clear” yet This morning’s retail sales report for March was very strong on both a nominal basis, up +1.6%, and also on a real, inflation-adjusted basis, up +1.2%. At the same time, it is still...

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Contrarian Alert: "is Inflation Dead?" Makes The Cover Of Businessweek

Authored by Jesse Colombo via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, In the financial world, those who subscribe to the contrarian school of thought (including myself) keep an eye out for certain cues or indications that a trend has become overcrowded and is...

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Links (4/18/19)

The Captain Swing Riots; Workers and Threshing Machines in the 1830s - Tim Taylor Shocks and labour cost adjustment – Bank Underground US Firms Are Less Dynamic Than They Used To Be - PIIE FedViews - FRBSF Is Low Inflation Really a Mystery? -...
Related topics: Banking

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Let’s Solve The College Debt Crisis By Treating Students Like Startups

Headlines would have you believe the main problem with college in the United States is the price tag. The figures are ghastly: College costs in the US have grown at a rapid clip, outpacing inflation in every other major sector of the economy, and...
Related topics: Startup

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Argentine Policymakers "start To Panic" As Inflation Soars

The Argentine Peso has rallied the last few days - after crashing to a new record low - in what some consider a vote of confidence in central bank and government promises to crackdown on inflation. However, don't believe the hype - as Argentine...
Related topics: Banking

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By: Ernie Hayes

There have been so many periods where the Phillips curve clearly is wrong – stagflation: low inflation and low unemployment – that it cannot deal with the complexity of the variables. It isn’t just that the long term unemployed...
Related topics: Unemployment

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Argentina Unveils New Measures To Shield Peso As Inflation Quickens

Argentina's inflation rate accelerated for the third straight month in March, the government statistics agency said on Tuesday, prompting the central bank to unveil fresh measures to temper raging inflation and protect the embattled peso...
Related topics: Argentina, Banking

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Is Low Inflation Really A Mystery?

Over the past decade, inflation has persistently undershot the Fed's inflation target. The Fed's preferred measure of inflation, the core PCE deflator, has average 1.56 percent over this time compared to a target of 2 percent. The Fed officially...
Related topics: Fed

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Will Rising Energy Prices Lead To Higher Inflation?

It happens whenever there’s a sharp rise in gasoline or oil prices. Pundits focus on the increases and cry foul if broad inflation gauges don’t confirm the price hikes at the pump. But it’s short-sighted to assume that a spike in energy prices...

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Lacy Hunt Blasts Mmt, Fears Hyperinflation If Implemented

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, In the Hoisington First Quarter Review, Lacy Hunt blasts MMT as "self-perpetuating" inflation. Please consider the Hoisington Investment Quarterly Outlook for the first quarter of 2019. MMT Leads to...

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Something To Ponder...

Remember what you're told by The Fed - 2% inflation per annum is 'stable prices'... h/t The Burning Platform
Related topics: Fed

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Conway Overstates Economic Growth

The U.S. does not currently have economic “growth over 4 percent,” as White House counselor Kellyanne Conway claimed recently. On a quarterly basis, real gross domestic product (which is adjusted for inflation) last grew at an...
Related topics: White House

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2019 Core Cpi

In a low inflation world firms tend to raise prices once a year, typically in the first quarter of the calendar year or their fiscal year.   Because of this very strong seasonal pattern, on a not seasonally adjusted  around 50% of the annual...

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Americans' Expectations For Home Prices Appreciation Drops To Lowest On Record

Today, the NY Fed released its March 2019 Survey of Consumer Expectations, which showed no change in the short-term inflation expectations and a slight increase in medium-term inflation expectations. And  while expected earnings and household...
Related topics: Fed, Polls

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Key Measures Show Inflation About The Same In March As In February On A Yoy Basis

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% (3.3% annualized rate) in March. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index...
Related topics: Fed, Banking

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Us Consumer Prices Rise Solidly, But Underlying Trend Tame

U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in 14 months in March, but the underlying inflation trend remained benign amid slowing domestic and global economic growth. The mixed report from the Labor Department on Wednesday was broadly supportive...

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Analyst Explains Why Investors Should Remain In Tech Stocks

From Barbara Kollmeyer: Welcome to Super Wednesday. An ECB meeting, Fed minutes, U.S. inflation data and an emergency EU summit on Brexit are all lined up for investors (more details on all of that below). But this may all be a sideshow for...
Related topics: European Central Bank, Fed

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What Happened In The Stock Market Today

Stocks rose Wednesday after minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting implied a reluctance to raise rates this year and consumer prices indicated inflation remains under control. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJINDICES: ^DJI) was roughly...
Related topics: Fed

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