Category Archives: Federal Reserve

Video: An economist offers a common-sense look at U.S. inflation

‘We are, unfortunately, about to go through a period of prolonged, persistent high inflation.’ By David Enna, There’s a lot of speculation in financial markets right now about an upcoming dip in U.S. inflation, triggered by a strong decline … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation went flat in July: What it means for I Bonds, TIPS and Social Security COLA

Core inflation continues at 5.9%, an unsustainable rate. By David Enna, I warned you: Inflation numbers are notoriously fickle in the summer months, and so here we go: All-items U.S. inflation increased 0.0% in July on a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Reserve really tightening? So far, not so much.

Quantitative tightening will have to ramp up in coming months if the Fed wants to bring U.S. inflation down. By David Enna, The basic monetary rule of the last two decades has been this: When the economy slips lower … Continue reading

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