Posts Tagged ‘Inflation’

Producer Price Inflation Weakest In 3 Years As Brokerage Costs Collapse

Following yesterday’s mixed picture for consumer prices, producer prices are expected to rebound from September’s shocking plunge and it did, beating expectations of a 0.3% MoM jump (but year-over-year growth in PPI slipped to +1.1% – the lowest since September 2016). Source: Bloomberg Core PPI rose 0.3% MoM but also slipped on a YoY basis […]

"Not"-QE, But "Definite" Asset Inflation

Authored by Chris Hamilton via Econimica blog, The chart below shows the Federal Reserve holdings of Treasuries, a weekly change (black columns) and total holdings (red line) during QE1, QE2, Operation Twist, QE3, QT, and “Not QE”.  Got it?!?  This current “Not QE” explosion in QE is like some kind of old time vaudeville act […]

"Goodbye Asset Inflation" – Marc Faber Fears Funding Chaos Contagion From Repo Markets

Faber wrote in his Monthly Market Commentary for October, under the title : THE THREAT TO ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND TO THE RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF OPINION IS A MENACE TO LIBERTY, The historian Niall Ferguson recently wrote an article entitled: A message to all professional thinkers – we either hang together or we hang separately. […]

Why Wages Are Lower, Inflation Higher, and GDP Over-Stated

In a post last week I took issue with the Trump administration’s claim–repeated ad nauseam in the media–that wages were rising at a 3.1% pace this past year, according to the Labor Dept. In my post I explained the 3 major reasons why wage gains are much lower, or even negative. First, the 3.1% refers […]

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 direct impact on consumers, the Fed is conspicuously absent from the conversation. […]

UMich Inflation Expectations Spike To 3-Year Highs

Following June’s dip in ‘hope’, UMich Sentiment was expected to improve in preliminary July data but it disappointed in most aspects. Headline Sentiment rose from 98.2 to 98.4 (but missed 98.8 exp) Current Conditions dipped from 111.9 to 111.1 (missing 112.8 exp) Expectations inched higher from 89.3 to 90.1 Still close to the best level […]

Loonie Spikes After Canadian Core Inflation Soars To 10-Year Highs

Canadian inflation rose faster than expected in May across all eight major components, spiking the Loonie as it supports the BoC’s view that ‘the North’ is emerging from its growth slowdown (and Poloz argument that rates will need to go higher). The headline consumer price index jumped 2.4% from a year earlier, compared with 2% […]

Inflation: The Soviet Tool for Destroying Money

By Chris Calton In March 1919, the Communist Party headed by Vladimir Lenin stated in its newly drafted program that among the party objectives was the complete abolition of money. The State Bank of Russia would be “abolished and turned into the central bookkeeping office of the Communist society.”1 In theory, the ruling party could […]

UMich: Inflation Expectations Plunge To Record Lows But Buying Conditions Soar

University of Michigan’s Sentiment Survey showed that expectations fell in June (preliminary) data from 16 years highs, weighing down the headline index modestly as current conditions ticked up. “Consumer sentiment reversed the May gain due to tariffs as well as slowing gains in employment,” Richard Curtin, director of the University of Michigan consumer survey, said in […]

ECB Cuts Long-Term GDP Growth, Inflation Forecasts

With Draghi having already disappointed markets by failing to deliver a “big bang” announcement, and instead extending the lower for longer period until the first half of 2020 as was already priced in by the market, and unveiling less generous TLTRO III terms that left much to be desired, during today’s press conference Draghi also […]

Iran inflation rate rises to 32.8% in October

MNA – According to the head of Statistical Center of Iran the point-to-point inflation rate during the Iranian month of Mehr (beginning on 23rd of Sep. and ending on 22nd of Oct.) amounted to 32.8%. Omid Ali Parsa, the head of Statistical Center of Iran, said on Thursday morning that the point-to-point inflation rate rose […]

Top 15 Richest People In History (Adjusted for Inflation)

One running problem with contemporary punditry is an inability to put ‘rich’ into historical perspective. One of the reasons for this is the simple arithmetic hurdle of adjusting yesterday’s net worth to today’s monetary inflation. The following presentation does just that.  Here are the top 15 richest people to ever live. These billionaires, and trillionaires, […]

Here’s Why Rip-Roaring Inflation Is Inevitable

One of the enduring mysteries of the past decade is why inflation has remained tame while the central bank and government have pumped trillions of dollars of newly created money into the economy. Millions of words have been written about this, and so some shortcuts will have to be taken to make sense of it in […]

The ‘Real’ America: 21.5% Unemployment, 10% Inflation, And Negative Economic Growth

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, Every time the mainstream media touts some “wonderful new economic numbers” I just want to cringe.  Yes, it is true that the economic numbers have gotten slightly better since Donald Trump entered the White House, but the rosy economic picture that the mainstream media […]

Housing Prices Rise At Twice The Speed Of Inflation And Pay

Housing Prices Rise At Twice The Speed Of Inflation And Pay Above Photo: FILE PHOTO: A ‘House For Sale’ sign is seen outside a single family house in Uniondale, New York, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo After losing over a third of their value a decade ago, which led to the financial crisis […]

5 Big Drivers of Higher Inflation Rates Ahead

February 21, 2018 By Stefan Gleason Investors got lulled into a state of inflation complacency. Persistently low official inflation rates in recent years depressed bond yields along with risk premiums on all financial assets. That’s changing in 2018. Five drivers of higher inflation rates are now starting to kick in. Inflation […]

Inflation to top 2,000 percent in 2017: Venezuelan Congress

nsnbc : Venezuela’s Congress reports that the inflation rate has reached quadruple digits and that the inflation rate in 2017 will top some 2,000 […]

Gold-Backed Scholarship Helps Students Cope with Runaway Tuition Inflation

By Activist Post A major national precious metals dealer has just opened its gold-backed scholarship fund for 2017 applicants.  Funds will be awarded to students who understand that gold is money and are able to clearly articulate the many failures of the inflation-creating Federal Reserve System. Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals […]

Is Your Cost of Living Rising? Why the Elites Aren’t Worried About Inflation

Is Your Cost of Living Rising? Why the Elites Aren’t Worried About Inflation By Charles Hugh In our household, we measure real-world inflation with the Burrito Index: How much has the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco truck gone up? The cost of a regular burrito from our local taco truck […]

Inflation Isn’t Evenly Distributed: The Protected Are Fine, the Unprotected Are Impoverished Debt-Serfs

Inflation Isn’t Evenly Distributed: The Protected Are Fine, the Unprotected Are Impoverished Debt-Serfs By Charles Hugh The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation is bogus on a number of fronts, a reality I’ve covered a number of times: though the heavily gamed official CPI is under 2% for the past four years, the […]

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