Inflation

Inflation, energy crisis, strikes – have we gone back to the 1970s?
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Inflation, energy crisis, strikes – have we gone back to the 1970s?

Merryn and John talk about rising prices, productivity and the state of the labour market, plus are bond investors really the adults in the room, and …
15 Oct 2021
When will supply chains sort themselves out and what might that mean for inflation?
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Inflation

When will supply chains sort themselves out and what might that mean for inflation?

Right now, congestion in global supply chains is driving inflation higher. At some point, that will sort itself out. So will that mean an end to high …
15 Oct 2021
Emerging-market central banks take on inflation
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Emerging markets

Emerging-market central banks take on inflation

Central banks in Poland, Russia, Mexico and Brazil have been raising interest rates to get ahead of global inflationary pressures.
15 Oct 2021
Inflation isn’t transitory – but what does that mean for markets?
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Inflation

Inflation isn’t transitory – but what does that mean for markets?

With US inflation at its highest for 13 years and prices rising fast around the world, markets have come to realise that this is no longer “transitory…
14 Oct 2021
The Bank of England is keen to raise interest rates – what does that mean for you?
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Inflation

The Bank of England is keen to raise interest rates – what does that mean for you?

The Bank of England is considering raising interest rates again following a decade of interest rate cuts. John Stepek explains what this means for you…
12 Oct 2021
How to beat rising inflation
Investment strategy

How to beat rising inflation

A look back at the 1970s reveals what you should invest in if you’re not convinced inflation is “transitory”
11 Oct 2021
The spectre of stagflation shakes stockmarkets
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The spectre of stagflation shakes stockmarkets

Stockmarkets are getting increasingly jumpy about stagflation, the combination of economic stagnation and high inflation, with America’s S&P 500 down …
8 Oct 2021
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James Ferguson: the scope for bond-market disaster is very real
Economy

James Ferguson: the scope for bond-market disaster is very real

Merryn talks to James Ferguson of Macro Strategy partners about central bankers, money supply and inflation, plus why we're on the edge of a very sign…
8 Oct 2021
China’s energy crunch could export inflation around the globe
Chinese economy

China’s energy crunch could export inflation around the globe

As China suffers an energy crisis too, the odds of stagflation – slowing growth but rising prices – increase. John Stepek explains why and what that m…
1 Oct 2021
How high energy prices are driving up food prices too
Soft commodities

How high energy prices are driving up food prices too

High energy prices aren’t just affecting our heating bills, they’re making food more expensive, too. Saloni Sardana explains what’s going on.
21 Sep 2021
With the right political will, inflation can be defeated
Inflation

With the right political will, inflation can be defeated

Governments and central banks can easily control inflation, says Merryn Somerset Webb – they just need the will.
17 Sep 2021
A nightmare 1970s scenario for investors is edging closer
Investment strategy

A nightmare 1970s scenario for investors is edging closer

Inflation need not be a worry unless it is driven by labour market shortages. Unfortunately, writes macroeconomist Philip Pilkington, that’s exactly w…
17 Sep 2021
What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us
Inflation

What really causes inflation? Here’s what prices since 1970 tell us

As UK inflation hits 3.2%, Dominic Frisby compares the cost of living 50 years ago with that of today, and explains how debt drives prices higher.
15 Sep 2021
The UK jobs market is booming – what does that mean for investors?
UK Economy

The UK jobs market is booming – what does that mean for investors?

Unemployment in the UK is back to pre-pandemic levels, employers are desperate to hire more staff, and wages are rising. John Stepek looks at what tha…
14 Sep 2021
Should we fear stagflation?
Inflation

Should we fear stagflation?

Stagflation – a toxic mixture of weak growth plus inflation – is rearing its ugly head again. Can we avoid it?
13 Sep 2021
I wish I knew what stagflation was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
Too embarrassed to ask

I wish I knew what stagflation was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask

Traditionally, economists and central bankers worry about inflation or recession. But there is one thing worse than both: stagflation. Here's what it …
7 Sep 2021
Should investors be worried about stagflation?
US Economy

Should investors be worried about stagflation?

The latest US employment data has raised the ugly spectre of “stagflation” – weak growth and high inflation. John Stepek looks at what’s going on and …
6 Sep 2021
Why central banks should stick to controlling inflation
Economy

Why central banks should stick to controlling inflation

The world’s central bankers are stepping out of their traditional roles and becoming much more political. That’s a mistake, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
30 Aug 2021
Three stocks to protect your income from rising inflation
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Three stocks to protect your income from rising inflation

Professional investors Alastair Laing and Peter Spiller, co-managers of the Capital Gearing Trust, pick three stocks with long-term inflation-linked r…
30 Aug 2021
Is inflation here to stay?
Inflation

Is inflation here to stay?

A new paper suggests that unless workers gain more bargaining power, inflation won’t be sustained.
23 Aug 2021
The sudden storm that could take down your investment portfolio
Investment strategy

The sudden storm that could take down your investment portfolio

There are many things that threaten to put a big dent in your retirement savings. But the biggest right now is inflation, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
23 Aug 2021
A transitory respite from inflation
Inflation

A transitory respite from inflation

UK consumer prices rose by 2% year-on-year in July – less than expected. And in the US, month-on-month inflation fell to 0.5%, down from 0.9% in June.…
20 Aug 2021