inflation

Interest Rates Just Surged and Could Go Even Higher by Week’s End

Interest rates rocketed higher to start the week and the 10-year Treasury yield is now holding steady at just below 3%. The next jolt to the bond market though might ...
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Consumer Prices Looking More Tame Than Producer Prices

After a hotter than expected Producer Price Index (PPI) reading on Tuesday, investors and consumers can breathe a little easier about the inflation onslaught in 2018 that has been feared ...
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Producer Price Woes: When the Markets Have to Deal With 3% Inflation

The markets are still worried about inflation, and Tuesday's stock market gains may sort of overshadow the underlying inflation pressure being seen right now. A new inflation reading has been ...
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More Evidence That Home Prices Will Continue to Outpace Inflation in 2018 and 2019

If you already have a normal home in a good market, the housing market is great. If you want to buy, you already have to pay up — and you ...
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Services and Wages Playing Their Role in Current Inflationary Pressures

When the U.S. Department of Labor released its February measurement of the Producer Price Index (PPI), it showed that producer prices tended to rise more than consumer prices. Unfortunately for ...
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Why Consumer Inflation May Now Be in the Sweet Spot

The Federal Reserve had targeted 2.0% to 2.5% inflation for years, and now 2.0% inflation is most frequently cited as the long-term goal. Financial markets have been spooked into thinking ...
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Deutsche Bank Has 3 Top Stocks to Buy Now for Rising Inflation

Any way you look at it, after years and years of almost no inflation pressure, the prices are starting to go higher, and that’s not totally a bad thing. Despite what ...
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Even Higher Producer Prices vs Consumer Prices Not Spooking the Markets

It was just on Wednesday that the markets were somehow spooked by a higher inflation reading in the January Consumer Price Index report. This CPI came in hotter than expected, ...
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Are Weaker Retail Sales and Higher Consumer Inflation Really Adding Up to Stagflation?

When you get a hotter-than-expected reading on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), it means prices are going up at the consumer level. Easy enough to grasp. But what happens when ...
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Consumer Price Index Reaction Proves Markets Are Still Inefficient

Yesterday we had warned that the financial markets were bracing for the inflation card when the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released. That has now come to pass, and ...
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Markets Brace for Inflation Wild Card From Wednesday’s Consumer Price Index Report

The stock and bond markets have been reintroduced to volatility. Frankly, it was long overdue, even if most investors simply do not enjoy those "whoosh" sounds of dead air when ...
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The Week of Economic Reports, the Stock Market Tank and Inflation Fears in the Coming Week

The week of February 9, 2018, was a wild ride in the stock markets, and despite the fear of rising rates, it wasn't really all that crazy in the bond ...
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Should Fewer Job Openings Curb Many of the Wage Inflation Fears?

When the financial markets are in panic mode, it's hard to get investors and economists to pay attention to lower-impact economic reports. Still, part of the issue hurting the stock ...
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St. Louis Fed President Bullard Offers Market Support Over Hot Jobs and Inflation

The Federal Reserve does not usually have the chairman and regional Fed presidents make comments around each market sell-off, but Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard presented ...
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Dow Drops Back to January 11 Level: Battle Between Corporate Earnings and Inflation

To put the 666-point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average in context, the index fell back to its January 11 level. From that point of view, not very much ...
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