Inflation

Inflation
U.S. Dollar
Weak U.S. Dollar

Why a falling dollar signals ‘markets are in wonderland’ over inflation and Fed

The U.S. dollar is offering up an early 2022 head scratcher: Why does the currency keep falling even as traders aggressively pencil in as many as four interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve this year as it scrambles to rein in red-hot inflation? The ICE U.S. Dollar Index DXY a measure of the currency […]

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Federal Reserve
Inflation

Henry Kaufman, 1970s Wall Street Dr. Doom, Blasts Powell on Inflation

(Bloomberg) — Henry Kaufman is one of the rare Wall Street veterans who can authoritatively draw parallels between the inflation scare of the 1970s and today’s alarming run-up in prices. And he has zero confidence Chair Jerome Powell’s Federal Reserve is ready for the battle it now faces. Kaufman decades ago was the celebrated chief […]

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Inflation
Inflation Hedge
Paul Tudor Jones
Top Stocks

‘Tough sledding’ ahead for high-flying inflation trades, says investor who called ’87 stock-market crash

“‘I know that I think it’s going to be tough sledding for the inflation trades, the pandemic going forward. So the things that performed the best since March of 2020 are going to probably perform the worst as we go through this tight tightening cycle.’” — Paul Tudor Jones, Tudor Investment Corp. Billionaire hedge-fund manager […]

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Federal Reserve
Inflation

Jeffrey Gundlach Sees ‘Recessionary Pressure’ Building With Inflation

(Bloomberg) — Jeffrey Gundlach said “recessionary pressure is building” in the U.S. economy with persistent inflation spurring Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell to roll back easy-money policies. The Fed “seems pretty far behind the curve when you consider wage growth,” the billionaire money manager of the DoubleLine Total Return Bond Fund said Tuesday during a […]

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Commodities
Inflation
Inflation Hedge
Inflation Stocks

Goldman Sachs Calls 10-Year Commodity Supercycle

While the markets digest the inflation numbers on Wednesday, all eyes will be focussed on the Federal Reserve’s reaction to the inflation data. Many economists expected the 7% gain in the Consumer Price Index, marking a 39-year high. Many markets, including stocks and bitcoin, have come under pressure this year on expectations that the Federal […]

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HyperInflation
Inflation
Inflation Hedge
Inflation Stocks

US inflation hits 40-year high in new blow for Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden President Biden’s inflation woes have worsened as prices rose at the fastest pace for 40 years last month, increasing expectations of interest rate rises as soon as March. The Democrat is faced with an inflation rate of 7pc, the highest since June 1982, when Ronald Reagan was president, sapping his approval […]

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Inflation
Interest Rates

Raising interest rates would do nothing to control inflation

With consumer prices rising at the fastest pace in nearly 40 years, the Federal Reserve is signaling that it will soon begin raising interest rates. But the most important question hasn’t even been asked: Would higher rates do anything to quell inflation? Breaking news: Powell paints the picture of a soft landing, says Fed can […]

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Federal Reserve
Inflation

Powell Says Fed to Ensure Inflation Doesn’t Take Root in Economy

(Bloomberg) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank will prevent higher inflation from becoming entrenched while cautioning that the post-pandemic economy might look different than the previous expansion. “We will use our tools to support the economy and a strong labor market and to prevent higher inflation from becoming entrenched,” Powell said […]

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Earnings Reports
Inflation

Consumer price index, bank earnings: What to know this week

Inflation data will be in focus this week, with investors set to receive the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) latest Consumer Price Index (CPI) as the Federal Reserve’s next monetary policy moves remain in focus. Quarterly earnings season also ramps up as some of the big banks report results. Market participants are bracing for another […]

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Fed Rate Hikes
Federal Reserve
Inflation

Fed Unites Left and Right in Warning It’s Behind Inflation Curve

(Bloomberg) — The Federal Reserve has managed to do something that’s rarely seen in the U.S. these days: Get members of the Democratic and Republican parties to agree. At this year’s annual meeting of the American Economic Association, prominent economists from both sides of the political spectrum argued that the Fed is behind the curve […]

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Bitcoin
Inflation
Super Rich

The rich get richer: Rethinking Bitcoin's power as an inflation hedge

From turkeys to gasoline, clothes to dollar stores, nearly every avenue of human activity has been hit by the specter of inflation. Across the globe, rising inflation rates are disrupting purchasing plans and spending. In the face of this inflationary inferno, consumers and institutions holding devaluing fiat currency have sought out alternatives to hedge against. […]

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