Posts filed under “Inflation”

Category: Economy, Inflation, Think Tank

Why Has Core Inflation Slowed?

Source: Bloomberg Visual Data From Bloomberg Visual Data: A weakening in price growth over the past two years can largely be blamed on muted costs for health care, cars, clothing and financial services. Core PCE inflation running at 1.09 percent owes much of its small climb to housing-related prices. The rise in those costs, including…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Inflation

Real Price of Gold Since 1791

click for ginormous graphic Source: Visualizing Economics   Earlier this year, we discussed the Lessons Learned from the Fall of Gold. That surprisingly generated some controversy despite the near 40% collapse from its 2011 peak.   Rather than spill a lot of ink onto the page, I wanted to direct your attention to the following…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Gold & Precious Metals, Inflation

The Fed and Hyperinflation

“It is after a trend has been reversed that the full effect of the preceding excesses is felt.” -George Soros For the last 5+ years we have seen a massive attempt by global central banks to prop up asset prices. The Federal Reserve has spearheaded the effort, increasing their balance sheet from less than $1…Read More

Category: Economy, Federal Reserve, Inflation, Markets

Expectations Stay Anchored in Spite of Declining Inflation

Expectations Stay Anchored in Spite of Declining Inflation Charles T. Carlstrom and Margaret Jacobson The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has stated that its long-run target for inflation is 2 percent. Inflation does and will always vary around that target, but some observers are worried that the recent decline we have seen in inflation is…Read More

Category: Federal Reserve, Inflation, Think Tank

Why Do Measures of Inflation Disagree?

Why Do Measures of Inflation Disagree? Yifan Cao and Adam Hale Shapiro FRBSF Economic Letter December 9, 2013     Inflation as measured by the personal consumption expenditures price index is near historical low levels, below the Federal Reserve’s 2% longer-run goal. Another common inflation measure, the consumer price index, is also historically low, but…Read More

Category: Inflation, Think Tank

Fed Deflation in One Picture

Hilarious:   Via VolSlinger

Category: Federal Reserve, Humor, Inflation

2010 Reminder: QE = Currency Debasement and Inflation

One of my biggest complaints about the media is the lack of accountability. People say things on TV in print an on radio, and then . . .  Poof!  No consequences. They influence public perception of issues, affect policy debates, drive legislation. This is a perfect example of a stern warning of currency debasement and…Read More

Category: Currency, Inflation, Really, really bad calls

How Columbus Caused Inflation

Click to enlarge Source: Economist     According to the Economist: “Some modern economic historians dispute Smith’s argument that the discovery of the Americas, by Christopher Columbus in 1492, accelerated the process of globalisation. Kevin O’Rourke and Jeffrey Williamson argued in a 2002 paper that globalisation only really began in the nineteenth century when a…Read More

Category: Inflation

Category: Inflation, Think Tank