One Man’s Opinion: How Uncle Sam Inflates Away Your Life

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Authored by MN Gordon via EconomicPrism.com, “Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon,” once remarked economist and Nobel Prize recipient Milton Friedman.  He likely meant that inflation is the more rapid increase in the supply of money relative to the output of goods and services which money is traded for. As more and more money is issued relative to …

One Man’s Opinion: Will Weak Oil Prices Keep Inflation Expectations Subdued?

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The US Federal Reserve’s latest policy statement may have omitted the “patient” word, but there seems to be less certainty in the central bank’s overall tone, indicating the Fed wants to be less predictable about a June rate-hike given the multitude of data that is affecting the US economy, said Matthew Beesley, head of global equities at Henderson Global Investors. …

One Man’s Opinion: Have Inflation Expectations Shifted Due To Lower Oil Prices?

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may not be as polished as her global counterparts, but she surely managed to get the US central bank’s message across despite the initial reaction that her press conference Thursday was clumsy and messy, said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust Corp. “Patience and to let the economic outlook evolve in a proper manner, …

One Man’s Opinion: Does Low Inflation Give The Fed More Time To Improve The Employment Rate?

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The Federal Reserve is likely to raise interest rates in June 2015 as economic data has been pretty soft in the last few weeks, said David Joy, chief market strategist at Ameriprise Financial. However, eventually, markets are likely to witness a 10 percent correction in anticipation of a rate hike, possibly by the end of the year, David added. Latest …

Can Equities Do Well Even If QE Generates Too Much Inflation?

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Bill Gross of PIMCO thinks Treasuries and high-yield bonds will do well as investor become risk averse, which is a reasonable bet, says David Zervos, Head of Global Fixed Income Strategy at Jefferies. Gross probably believes quantitative easing does little good for the real economy and that’s where the subtle difference of opinion lies, he added. In the end, the …