Inflation

The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: It's all gone V-shaped

Merryn and John talk about the craziness of the tech-stock bubble, the Fed's change of tack from inflation to employment, and the emergence of what is…
4 Sep 2020
The Fed has made big changes to its mission: here’s why that matters
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Inflation

The Fed has made big changes to its mission: here’s why that matters

The US Federal Reserve is changing the way it targets inflation. And that’s a lot more important than it might sound. John Stepek explains why.
31 Aug 2020
Inflation feels good at first – which is why politicians will pursue it
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Inflation

Inflation feels good at first – which is why politicians will pursue it

Tim Price explains how modern monetary theory and the inflation that will follow will be welcome at first – but will soon take a disastrous turn.
25 Aug 2020
How inflation has come back from the dead
Inflation

How inflation has come back from the dead

Inflation has made a sudden comeback in the US and elsewhere, but it is still too early to talk of a new inflationary trend.
20 Aug 2020
Is the bond market wrong about inflation?
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Government bonds

Is the bond market wrong about inflation?

The bond rally suggests that markets are sanguine about inflation, but the gold rally suggests inflation is a real threat.
7 Aug 2020
What will the US central bank do next?
US Economy

What will the US central bank do next?

As the US continues to grapple with the Covid pandemic, the Federal Reserve will meet to decide what to do next on jobs, inflation and the recovery in…
28 Jul 2020
MMT: the magic money tree bears fruit
Global Economy

MMT: the magic money tree bears fruit

“Modern Monetary Theory” is becoming modern monetary practice. But how far will policymakers go in this radical experiment, and at what cost? Stuart W…
17 Jul 2020

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An economics lesson from my barber
Inflation

An economics lesson from my barber

On reopening his shop after lockdown, Dominic Frisby’s barber doubled his prices. It’s all part of the post-Covid inflation process – and we’re going …
8 Jul 2020
The end of the bond bull market and the return of inflation
Inflation

The end of the bond bull market and the return of inflation

Central bank stimulus, surging post-lockdown demand and the end of the 40-year bond bull market. It all points to inflation, says John Stepek. Here’s …
30 Jun 2020
Investors beware: inflation will return
Inflation

Investors beware: inflation will return

Central bankers have unleashed unprecedented monetary stimulus in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the moment inflation is quiescent. But that w…
26 Jun 2020
A year’s worth of inflation in a single month
Inflation

A year’s worth of inflation in a single month

A recent study suggests inflation could be a much bigger problem than many people think. Markets are certainly not pricing it in. John Stepek explains…
18 Jun 2020
It may not look like it, but inflation is coming our way. Here's how to invest
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It may not look like it, but inflation is coming our way. Here's how to invest

We’re in the middle of a huge global recession. And central bank money printing didn’t lead to inflation after 2008. So why are we saying that it will…
11 Jun 2020
Ten reasons inflation could be set to return
Inflation

Ten reasons inflation could be set to return

We’ve been living in fear of inflation for over 40 years. Now, however, it could finally be coming. Dominic Frisby outlines ten compelling reasons why…
10 Jun 2020
A warning from history about the return of inflation
Global Economy

A warning from history about the return of inflation

The message from past crises is clear: money-printing on the scale we’re seeing it now brings inflation. And while that might feel good at first, says…
20 May 2020
Ken Griffin: inflation will catch markets entirely by surprise
Inflation

Ken Griffin: inflation will catch markets entirely by surprise

Coronavirus may be the most immediate threat to markets right now, but there are several longer-term ones, says Ken Griffin of investment firm Citadel…
20 Feb 2020
Here’s why the Federal Reserve might print more money before 2020 is out
Inflation

Here’s why the Federal Reserve might print more money before 2020 is out

The Federal Reserve wants to allow US inflation to run “hot” for a while. But that’s just an excuse to keep interest rates low – and possibly print mo…
10 Feb 2020
MMT: beware the great inflation game
Economy

MMT: beware the great inflation game

A decade of ever more outrageous monetary experimentation by central banks will soon culminate in steeply rising prices. Make sure you hold gold, says…
31 Jan 2020
Carney leaves the Bank of England, not with a bang, but a whimper
UK Economy

Carney leaves the Bank of England, not with a bang, but a whimper

In Mark Carney's final rate-setting meeting as governor of the Bank of England, the Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep interest rates where t…
30 Jan 2020
It’s still “inflation or bust” as far as the Fed is concerned
US Economy

It’s still “inflation or bust” as far as the Fed is concerned

The latest interest-rate meeting of the US Federal Reserve has confirmed what markets already knew – central banks are pursuing "inflation or bust” po…
30 Jan 2020
Money Minute Wednesday 18 December: UK inflation and German confidence
Economy

Money Minute Wednesday 18 December: UK inflation and German confidence

In today's Money Minute we have the latest UK inflation rate, and a snapshot of business confidence in Germany.
18 Dec 2019
It’s inflation or bust as far as the Federal Reserve is concerned
Economy

It’s inflation or bust as far as the Federal Reserve is concerned

The US Federal Reserve decided not to raise interest rates at its latest meeting, preferring to wait until inflation really takes off. John Stepek exp…
12 Dec 2019
Money Minute Friday 29 November: UK house prices, newspaper results and eurozone inflation
Economy

Money Minute Friday 29 November: UK house prices, newspaper results and eurozone inflation

Today's Money Minute looks to the latest reading on house prices from Nationwide, plus results from newspaper publisher Reach, and inflation in the eu…
29 Nov 2019