Inflation

How you will play your part in refinancing the post-Covid economy
Rishi Sunak
UK Economy

How you will play your part in refinancing the post-Covid economy

All this stimulus has to be paid for – whether through inflation, tax rises, or financial repression. It's going to be an uncomfortable experience, sa…
19 Nov 2020
How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades
Bitcoin representation
Bitcoin

How bitcoin will offer an escape from a Brave New World in the next two decades

Bitcoin should prove an excellent store of value as central banks muscle their way into the cryptocurrency world over the coming decades, writes Domin…
9 Nov 2020
Politicians take over: the biggest investment shift for the next 20 years
Donald Trump and Jerome Powell
Inflation

Politicians take over: the biggest investment shift for the next 20 years

Politicians have been taking back control of monetary policy from the central bankers. This ends in inflation, says John Stepek.
6 Nov 2020
Who is the Bank of England’s new £150bn of money printing really aimed at?
Bank of England
UK Economy

Who is the Bank of England’s new £150bn of money printing really aimed at?

The Bank of England has said it is to print a further £150bn to dampen the effects of the second lockdown on the economy. But there's more to it than …
5 Nov 2020
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Negative interest rates, armed guards and a warehouse full of cash
Global Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Negative interest rates, armed guards and a warehouse full of cash

Merryn and John discuss the extraordinary idea of negative interest rates and explain why as far as they can see they just don't work. Plus, a genius …
15 Oct 2020
Is inflation set to return – and should you be worried?
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Is inflation set to return – and should you be worried?

David Stevenson looks at one of the most divisive topics in markets today – the question of whether deflation or inflation is the biggest threat to in…
12 Oct 2020
The world's central banks will follow the Federal Reserve's example
Global Economy

The world's central banks will follow the Federal Reserve's example

The US Federal Reserve – America's central bank – has said that it would become more tolerant of inflation and hold interest rates down. Others will f…
25 Sep 2020

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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
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
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?
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
Don't fight the Fed – at least, not yet
Stockmarkets

Don't fight the Fed – at least, not yet

The US central bank has made it clear it will keep propping markets – at least until inflation takes off. Betting against it would be a bad idea. But,…
30 Jul 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
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