Inflation

Why the European Central Bank’s new regime matters more than you think
European Central Bank
Inflation

Why the European Central Bank’s new regime matters more than you think

The ECB has said it will tolerate higher inflation and it won’t be raising interest rates for quite some time. It’s another big clue for markets – but…
23 Jul 2021
Gold is poised to glitter again
Gold

Gold is poised to glitter again

It has been a bad year so far for gold investors, but gold’s traditional role as an inflation hedge will serve it well.
23 Jul 2021
Get set for the next inflation scare
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Inflation

Get set for the next inflation scare

The “reflation trade” is coming under pressure. But politicians’ ongoing fiscal splurge means that inflation will come eventually.
16 Jul 2021
Why the UK's 2.5% inflation is a big deal
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Inflation

Why the UK's 2.5% inflation is a big deal

After years of inflation being a financial-assets problem, it is now an “ordinary things” problem too, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But central banks st…
16 Jul 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism
MoneyWeek podcast
Economy

The MoneyWeek Podcast: Asia, financial repression and the nature of capitalism

Russell Napier talks to Merryn about financial repression – or "stealing money from old people slowly" – plus how Asian capitalism is taking over in t…
16 Jul 2021
UK inflation hits three-year high as economy opens up
Inflation

UK inflation hits three-year high as economy opens up

UK inflation hit 2.5% in June – the highest since August 2018. Saloni Sardana looks at what's behind the rise and what it means for interest rates.
14 Jul 2021
US inflation spiked in June. Can this really still be transitory?
US Economy

US inflation spiked in June. Can this really still be transitory?

US inflation spiked unexpectedly in June, raising the prospect that this isn't just a transitory post-pandemic phenomenon. Saloni Sardana looks behind…
13 Jul 2021
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Just how much of a threat is rising inflation?
Inflation

Just how much of a threat is rising inflation?

Investors are getting spooked by the prospect of rising prices. But how much of a threat is that really? Simon Wilson reports
10 Jul 2021
How a bubble in bitcoin could lead to hyperinflation
Bitcoin & crypto

How a bubble in bitcoin could lead to hyperinflation

Libertarians hope that cryptocurrencies will undermine central bank control of monetary policy. They should be careful what they wish for, warns autho…
9 Jul 2021
It’s a tug of war between reflation and deflation – who will win?
Inflation

It’s a tug of war between reflation and deflation – who will win?

Markets are conflicted – half believe inflation won't take off, and half think we’re in for some serious inflation. One of these views is wrong, says …
8 Jul 2021
What’s driving the oil price volatility, and where could it go next?
Oil

What’s driving the oil price volatility, and where could it go next?

The oil price has whipsawed in volatile trading, after Opec delayed a key production meeting. Saloni Sardana looks at what's going on, and where the o…
7 Jul 2021
Here’s why investors were happy with Friday’s US employment data
US Economy

Here’s why investors were happy with Friday’s US employment data

The US economy added 850,000 jobs in June, beating expectations. John Stepek breaks down why inflation expectations fell after the report despite the …
5 Jul 2021
It’s time to worry about inflation
UK Economy

It’s time to worry about inflation

The Bank of England’s outgoing chief economist, Andy Haldane, tells Merryn Somerset Webb why rising prices may prove more durable than everyone expect…
2 Jul 2021
Inflation? A Covid relapse? Markets are trying to work out what’s coming next
Stockmarkets

Inflation? A Covid relapse? Markets are trying to work out what’s coming next

Markets have rebounded on the belief that the post-pandemic recovery is real. But things are still very uncertain. Will we see more lockdowns? Persist…
30 Jun 2021
Inflation is coming, says the Bank of England – but don't expect us to react
Inflation

Inflation is coming, says the Bank of England – but don't expect us to react

The Bank of England is confident we’ll see inflation, but says it’s going to keep interest rates where they are and carry on printing money. John Ste…
25 Jun 2021
Andy Haldane: bitcoin as money is a fanciful idea that should fill us with horror
Bitcoin & crypto

Andy Haldane: bitcoin as money is a fanciful idea that should fill us with horror

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England's outgoing chief economist, tells Merryn why he isn't a fan of bitcoin as money; why the BoE is actively considering…
25 Jun 2021
The MoneyWeek Podcast: inflation and what to do about it
Inflation

The MoneyWeek Podcast: inflation and what to do about it

John and Merryn talk about the latest inflation figures and ask if it really is a temporary thing, Plus, the origin myth of the 2% target; demographic…
18 Jun 2021
Investors are ignoring the danger of inflation
Stockmarkets

Investors are ignoring the danger of inflation

US inflation is at its highest in almost 13 years, and UK CPI is rising at its fastest since August 2008. But stockmarkets have shrugged the figures o…
18 Jun 2021
The Fed springs a surprise on investors – are there more to come?
US Economy

The Fed springs a surprise on investors – are there more to come?

The US Federal Reserve has turned more aggressive than expected on inflation, driving fears of an early interest-rate rise. John Stepek looks at what …
17 Jun 2021
UK inflation jumps to the highest level in two years – a short-term blip or the start of something bigger?
Inflation

UK inflation jumps to the highest level in two years – a short-term blip or the start of something bigger?

UK inflation rose to 2.1% in May, the highest level in two years. Saloni Sardana looks at what’s behind the rise.
16 Jun 2021
Two of the biggest risks to the “Roaring 2020s” scenario
Global Economy

Two of the biggest risks to the “Roaring 2020s” scenario

A lot of people – including us – are expecting an inflationary boom as we all emerge from lockdown to spend, spend, spend. But there are a couple of t…
15 Jun 2021
Will the Federal Reserve give markets a shock this week?
US Economy

Will the Federal Reserve give markets a shock this week?

With US inflation coming in higher than expected, markets are nervously awaiting the Federal Reserve’s response. John Stepek looks at what’s likely to…
14 Jun 2021