Inflation

The US jobs market is already generating inflation
An American diner
US Economy

The US jobs market is already generating inflation

US business leaders are complaining about a tight job market, which is feeding through into higher wages.
13 May 2021
Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it
Nasdaq, New York
Inflation

Inflation is taking off in the US and markets really don’t like it

US inflation is at its highest for 25 years. Stockmarkets – and tech stocks in particular – have taken the news badly. John Stepek explains why, and w…
13 May 2021
Here is why inflation will send gold soaring
A hand holding gold bracelets
Gold

Here is why inflation will send gold soaring

Gold prices have been rising over the past month as fears of US inflation resurface. Saloni Sardana explains whether this could usher in a new bullish…
11 May 2021
I wish I knew what hyperinflation was, but I’m too embarrassed to ask
What is hyperinflation?
Too embarrassed to ask

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

Mention hyperinflation and many of us will think of wheelbarrows full of cash in Weimar Germany. Or, more recently, Zimbabwe or Venezuela. But what ex…
11 May 2021
Why woeful US jobs data might spell higher inflation in the near future
"Now hiring" sign in a US shop
US Economy

Why woeful US jobs data might spell higher inflation in the near future

The latest US employment figures were much worse than expected. And that matters not just for the US economy, but for global markets too – and for inf…
10 May 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: how to not lose money to inflation and financial repression
Investment strategy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: how to not lose money to inflation and financial repression

Merryn talks to Peter Spiller of the Capital Gearing Trust about how he navigated the last extraordinary year; what he's buying now; and how he plans …
16 Apr 2021
US inflation is rising – but it’s not enough to rattle markets yet
Inflation

US inflation is rising – but it’s not enough to rattle markets yet

The latest US inflation figures showed that consumer prices are rising more rapidly than expected. But markets shrugged. John Stepek asks why, and wha…
14 Apr 2021
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Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between producer price inflation and consumer price inflation?
Too embarrassed to ask

Too embarrassed to ask: what’s the difference between producer price inflation and consumer price inflation?

Two of the most important indicators for the economy are “producer price inflation” and “consumer price inflation”. But what are they and what do they…
13 Apr 2021
Why all eyes will be on US inflation data this week
Inflation

Why all eyes will be on US inflation data this week

As the world comes out of lockdown and demand for goods and services rises, attention will shift to inflation and what it means for interest rates. Th…
12 Apr 2021
Inflationary pressure is building across the globe. But is it here to stay?
Inflation

Inflationary pressure is building across the globe. But is it here to stay?

As a rise in demand meets a squeeze in supply, shipping costs climb and labour shortages bite, everything is getting more expensive. John Stepek asks …
6 Apr 2021
The new Suez crisis will boost inflation
Global Economy

The new Suez crisis will boost inflation

The blockage of the Suez Canal has sent container shipping prices soaring and put global supply chains under unprecedented stress.
2 Apr 2021
Why you should own bitcoin and gold as inflation returns
Gold

Why you should own bitcoin and gold as inflation returns

Bitcoin and gold are both useful assets to own in an inflationary environment – Charlie Morris explains why.
29 Mar 2021
Stocks and bonds are heading for an inflation scare
US stockmarkets

Stocks and bonds are heading for an inflation scare

There is talk of the ten-year US Treasury bond yield hitting 2%, which would be enough to threaten stock prices.
26 Mar 2021
The inflation narrative has got overheated for now – but it’s inevitable
Inflation

The inflation narrative has got overheated for now – but it’s inevitable

With official CPI at just 0.4% in the UK, inflation seems to be everywhere you look except in government statistics. But it’s only a matter of time be…
24 Mar 2021
Here’s why inflation will take off after the pandemic
Inflation

Here’s why inflation will take off after the pandemic

There are lots of reasons to believe that we will see lasting post-pandemic inflation – increased demand and squeezed supply chains, for example. But …
22 Mar 2021
How long can the Federal Reserve keep markets happy?
US Economy

How long can the Federal Reserve keep markets happy?

Markets breathed a sigh of relief after the Federal Reserve said it wouldn't raise interest rates for some time yet. But, asks John Stepek, how long w…
18 Mar 2021
The European Central Bank fumbles its way towards yield curve control
EU Economy

The European Central Bank fumbles its way towards yield curve control

The EU’s economic recovery is faltering, but its bond yields keep rising. That makes things tricky for the European Central Bank, says John Stepek. He…
12 Mar 2021
The inflation scare is far from over, warns the Bank of England
UK Economy

The inflation scare is far from over, warns the Bank of England

The Bank of England's chief economist has warned that UK consumer price inflation will soon spike as the economy reopens, calling it a “tiger” that co…
5 Mar 2021
Which assets do best when inflation is rising?
Inflation

Which assets do best when inflation is rising?

As markets look forward to a post-pandemic bounce, they’re also starting to worry about higher inflation. John Stepek looks at the best way to divers…
22 Feb 2021
Hamish Baillie: successful investing in a post-pandemic world
Investment strategy

Hamish Baillie: successful investing in a post-pandemic world

Merryn talks to Ruffer's Hamish Baillie about why traditional investment portfolios may no longer work in a post-Covid landscape, and why in this new …
19 Feb 2021
The reflation trade has further to run
Inflation

The reflation trade has further to run

Investors have piled into assets that stand to gain from a global recovery. And while there may be little evidence of inflation as yet, it will come; …
19 Feb 2021
What rising interest rates and inflation will do to markets
Investment strategy

What rising interest rates and inflation will do to markets

As governments continue to stimulate their economies, investors are betting on a “V-shaped’ recovery and the return of inflation. John Stepek looks a…
19 Feb 2021