Tagged: inflation

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Investors Injured by Classic Inflation Hedges

In 2016, the U.S. inflation rate rose from 1.4% in January to 2.1% in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, how did classic inflation hedges perform? Let’s take a look...

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Inflation is back – good news for gold!

by SECULAR INVESTOR Gold has always been some sort of insurance policy against inflation as it usually is the first (and main) reason why investors want to have exposure to the yellow metal. Unfortunately markets...

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Not that there’s any inflation, but . . .

by Simon Black The numbers are pretty startling. Nearly 7 in 10 Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. 1 out of every 3 Americans has nothing set aside for retirement. And, according to Federal...

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Inflation Alert: The Fed Isn’t Hawkish Enough

After completely missing the slowdown in the U.S. economy last year, a complacent Federal Reserve is at risk of falling behind the eight ball (once again). Inflation is accelerating. Today, the Consumer Price Index...

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1.7% INFLATION?

by James Quinn  We know for a fact that home prices are now at 2006 highs. We know for a fact that rent has been going up at an annual rate of 3% to...