Inflation

A Little-noticed Inflation Indicator That Is Worth A Closer Look

 As talk of a new recession grows louder, everyone is watching some favorite indicator. The yield curve, claims for unemployment, the quits rate — you name it. What surprises me is how few people are watching an underappreciated indicator...
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Three Things Gold Isn't

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk, Swings in the US dollar have no long-term impact in the price of gold. Nor is gold an inflation hedge. Three Points December 2004: US Dollar Index 108, Gold $435 April 2009: US Dollar Index 108,...
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The Cpi Constantly Understates Inflation: Why This Will Lead To Catastrophe

Submitted by Bruce Wilds of Advancing Time The purpose of the consumer price index (CPI) is to reflect just how much inflation is eating into both our incomes and our savings. Consumer inflation has been estimated since the 1700s, by measuring...

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The Battle Of The 'flations Has Begun

Authored by Tom Luongo, Inflation? Deflation? Stagflation? Consecutively? Concurrently?... or from a great height (apologies to Tom Stoppard). We’ve reached a pivotal moment where all of the narratives of what is actually happening have come...

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#inflation: 'it's Actually Quite Worrying For Consumerism' – Economist

Britain’s inflation rate unexpectedly overshot the Bank of England’s 2% target raising the cost of living even before sterling’s slide has had much chance to feed into consumer prices. With more on this story, Sputnik spoke to Johan Rewilak...
Related topics: Banking

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Inflation Data Shows Tariffs Are Not A Tax On Consumers But On Foreign & Us Corporations

Yves here. It has been reported in venues like the Financial Times that importers who would face increased costs from tariffs on China were taking steps so as not to increase prices to customers, which includes making their suppliers give better...
Related topics: Taxes, China

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3 Etf Areas That Are Beneficiaries Of Higher U.s. Inflation

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Core Inflation Strengthens! Grab These 5 Winners Now

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Related topics: Gold, Barrick Gold

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Want To See What Stagflation Looks Like?

Authored by Mark Orsley, head of macro strategy at PrismFP Another undoubtedly firm inflation report as the tariff effect works its way through the pipeline. This means one thing; the stagflation narrative only strengthened today as the US economy...

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Real Average And Aggregate Wage Growth For July 2019: Yellow Flag For Aggregate Wages

Real average and aggregate wage growth for July 2019: yellow flag for aggregate wages Now that we have the July inflation reading, let’s take a look at real wages. First of all, nominal average hourly wages in June increased +0.2%, while consumer...

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"terrible" 52-week Auction Confirms Plunge In Market Liquidity

When it comes to investing in safe assets such as US Treasuries, the decision process is relatively simple: one buys coupon securities (with a maturity over 1 year), on specific expectations of inflation (or deflation) and receiving current income...

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Death Of Equities 40th Anniversary

40 years ago today, the most infamous edition of BusinessWeek was published. “Death of Equities” it declared, with a subhead read, “How inflation is destroying the stock market.” It was a few years early, but if you bought stocks on...
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Mib: Are We Really At Full Employment ?

The 3.6% unemployment rate is sending a misleading signal. If the United States was actually at full employment, wage pressure should be sending salaries much higher. Wage increase have been so soft, barely keeping up with a 2% inflation rate. This...
Related topics: Unemployment

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Inflation Is Showing Up At The Worst Place Possible For Consumers: Walmart

When it comes to aimlessly bemoaning about how inflation is a giant mystery that nobody will ever figure out, the Federal Reserve are experts. When it comes to actually assessing real world inflation that is rearing its head in places that have a...
Related topics: Wal-Mart Stores, Fed

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China "faces The Worst Of Both Worlds" As Ppi Deflation Arrives While Food Inflation Soars

As if China did not have its hands full with a trade war, a plunging yuan and growing civil unrest in Hong Kong, which is fast becoming the potential epicenter for the next global crisis (and which Steve "The Big Short" Eisman thinks is the next...
Related topics: China, Hong Kong

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Where Inflation Is Highest And Lowest Around The World

High inflation rates can hurt any country’s economy and point to underlying problems in economic policy. Currently, Iran, Turkey and Nigeria are three countries where high inflation rates are putting a strain on citizens and businesses, with...
Related topics: Iran, Turkey, Nigeria

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Kiwi Craters After Rbnz Surprises Traders With 50bps Rate-cut

The New Zealand Dollar is tumbling following a surprise 50bps rate-cut by RBNZ (economists had forecast 25bps) to 1.00%, citing downside risks on inflation and jobs. Mimiccing The Fed's apparent lack of data-dependence, this surprise rate-cut...
Related topics: New Zealand, Fed

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Is A New Bear Market Forming In Oil?

Oil continues to be a drag on the markets. The Federal Reserve has been disappointed that inflation hasn’t been performing up to its target, and one such muting tool against inflation is...
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Bank Of America: "what Trump Did Is A Game Changer"

For the past year, one of the points of biggest contention among economists and traders is that despite what is now a 1+ year trade war with China, inflation due to higher tariffs has been strangely missing, with some claiming that the goods...
Related topics: Bank Of America, Banking, China

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Trends In The Distribution Of Weath Are Even Scarier Than Trends In Income

“We have an economy in this country that is not working for working people,” says Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democratic candidate for President. It is a common refrain. As the following chart shows, when adjusted for inflation, average hourly...

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