Inflation

Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall
Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England
UK Economy

Get set for another debt binge as real interest rates fall

Despite the fuss about rising interest rates, they’re falling in real terms. That will blow up a wild bubble, says Matthew Lynn.
15 May 2022
Interest-rate rises mean more pain for stocks
Jerome Powell
Stockmarkets

Interest-rate rises mean more pain for stocks

Interest rates are rising around the world as central banks try to get inflation under control. That’s hitting stockmarkets – and there is more pain t…
13 May 2022
High inflation will fade – here’s why
Man shopping for fruit
Inflation

High inflation will fade – here’s why

Many people expect high inflation to persist for a long time. But that might not be true, says Max King. Inflation may fall faster than expected – and…
13 May 2022
Calculate your personal inflation rate
Supermarket basket full of shopping
Personal finance

Calculate your personal inflation rate

This useful calculator lets you see the effect of price rises on your budget, to calculate your own personal inflation rate.
12 May 2022
The pound slides as the Bank of England warns of stagflation
Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England
UK Economy

The pound slides as the Bank of England warns of stagflation

The Bank of England raised UK interest rates and warned of soaring inflation and a collapse in economic growth. John Stepek explains what it means for…
5 May 2022
Mohamed El-Erian: inflation, disinflation and the mistakes of central bankers
Global Economy

Mohamed El-Erian: inflation, disinflation and the mistakes of central bankers

Merryn talks to economist Mohamed El-Erian about the state of the global economy, how the Fed became hostage to the marketplace, and how you should po…
28 Apr 2022
Small business owners: don’t duck the need to raise prices
Small business

Small business owners: don’t duck the need to raise prices

Many small businesses worry about passing on costs, but soaring inflation makes it a matter of survival, says David Prosser.
26 Apr 2022
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Stagflation is sapping the UK's economic growth
Inflation

Stagflation is sapping the UK's economic growth

For the first time in decades, the economy is staring at stagflation (high inflation and slow growth).
21 Apr 2022
How will the end of easy money pan out?
Global Economy

How will the end of easy money pan out?

Minutes from the Fed meeting shows that it plans to shrink the central bank's balance sheet faster than expected to tackle inflation. Alex Rankine exp…
14 Apr 2022
The UK's inflation figures are awful – and the worst is yet to come
Inflation

The UK's inflation figures are awful – and the worst is yet to come

UK inflation has hit yet another 30-year high, and we still haven’t hit the peak. This string of nasty surprises puts even more pressure on the Bank o…
13 Apr 2022
How to invest in an environment of rising inflation and unpredictable central bank policy
Inflation

How to invest in an environment of rising inflation and unpredictable central bank policy

This week central banker Lael Brainard - a long-term dove - rattled markets by suggesting America's Federal Reserve will unwind quantitative easing fa…
9 Apr 2022
Will higher trade-union power cause a wage-price spiral?
UK Economy

Will higher trade-union power cause a wage-price spiral?

Inflation is hotting up, leading workers to demand wage rises to compensate. Union membership is on the rise again. Will this spark a wage-price spira…
8 Apr 2022
The cost of living crisis is getting worse, here's what to do about it
Personal finance

The cost of living crisis is getting worse, here's what to do about it

Nicole Garcia Merida looks at ways to lessen the effects of the cost of living crisis.
6 Apr 2022
Robin Wigglesworth: index funds matter in ways we are only starting to fathom
Investment strategy

Robin Wigglesworth: index funds matter in ways we are only starting to fathom

Merryn talks to the FT's Robin Wigglesworth about how passive investing via index funds can't be blamed for inflated stockmarket valuations, and how t…
1 Apr 2022
The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday
Investment strategy

The cost of living crisis just got worse – happy Bleak Friday

Today is "Bleak Friday", when your energy bill goes up along with big rises for council tax, food and petrol. There's no easy solution to the cost of …
1 Apr 2022
Why we are in a cost of living crisis today
Inflation

Why we are in a cost of living crisis today

The cost of living crisis is a function of several factors. Merryn Somerset Webb explains what is behind it and how to prepare for it.
1 Apr 2022
Will there be a recession this year?
UK Economy

Will there be a recession this year?

With household finances getting squeezed hard, the UK's consumption-led economy could be heading for a recession. John Stepek looks at what could go w…
29 Mar 2022
Larry Fink is wrong – globalisation peaked a while ago. But what happens now?
Global Economy

Larry Fink is wrong – globalisation peaked a while ago. But what happens now?

Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, says Russia's invasion of Ukraine has prompted the end of globalisation. But he's wrong, says John Stepek. It's just one…
25 Mar 2022
How to position your portfolio for higher inflation
Investment strategy

How to position your portfolio for higher inflation

UK inflation hit 6.2% this week, Merryn Somerset-Webb explains what is behind it and how investors can position themselves to combat it.
25 Mar 2022
Central banks change their tune on inflation
Inflation

Central banks change their tune on inflation

With prices rising at 7.9% in the US and 6.2% in the UK, and global commodity prices surging, central banks around the world are being forced into inf…
25 Mar 2022
Charlotte Yonge: two ways to protect your money from inflation
Investment strategy

Charlotte Yonge: two ways to protect your money from inflation

Merryn talks to Charlotte Yonge of Troy Asset Management about the long-term inflationary risks the world is facing, and the two best ways to protect …
25 Mar 2022
How to manage your money as inflation just keeps rising
Inflation

How to manage your money as inflation just keeps rising

Uk inflation is at a 30-year high – and it won't be falling any time soon. So what can you do? John Stepek explains how to manage your money to combat…
23 Mar 2022