Saturday , 28 May 2022

Inflation/Deflation

Inflation: Which Categories Are Being Hit the Hardest?

Since 1996, the Federal Reserve has oriented its monetary policy around maintaining 2% inflation annually and, for the most part, U.S. inflation over the past couple of decades has typically hovered within a percentage point or two of that target but, right now, most price categories are exceeding that, some quite dramatically. Here’s how various categories of consumer spending have fared over the past 12 months:

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Any Way You Look At It, U.S. Inflation Is the Hottest Since 1991!

The lowball core PCE measure of inflation rose by 3.62% compared to a year ago, the hottest inflation reading since May 1991 while the PCE price index with food and energy included jumped by 0.4% for the month (4.8% annualized), and by 4.3% from a year ago. This is the hottest PCE inflation reading since January 1991.

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What Is the Ultimate Inflation Hedge?

Investors who want to maintain the purchasing power of their portfolio AND their standard of living through inflationary periods will find this article to be not only fascinating, but possibly provocative.

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