Category Archives: Inflation

U.S. inflation rose 0.3% in April, again exceeding expectations

While annual inflation dipped slightly, inflation continues to run hot — too hot for complacency by the Federal Reserve. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com When is a surprise not a surprise? When it comes to economists trying to predict U.S. inflation. … Continue reading

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Podcast: ‘Inflation Guy’ questions the Fed’s resolve to fight soaring prices

“The recession isn’t going to happen tomorrow, but it will happen next year.” Tipswatch.com As we all expected, the Federal Reserve raised its key short-term interest rate by 50 basis points on Wednesday, while also announcing plans to begin paring … Continue reading

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Treasury holds I Bond’s fixed rate at 0.0%; composite rate rises to 9.62% for six months

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com EE Bonds will have a fixed rate of 0.1%, but continue doubling in value after 20 years, creating an effective interest rate of 3.5% The U.S. Treasury just announced the May to October 2022 terms for … Continue reading

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I Bond’s variable rate will rise to 9.62% with the May reset

May 2, 2022 update: Treasury holds I Bond’s fixed rate at 0.0%; composite rate soars to 9.62%. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Based on the March inflation report, which concluded the six-month rate setting period for the U.S. Series I Savings … Continue reading

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Podcast: ‘The Inflation Guy’ analyzes the February inflation report

“This 7.9% rate is a jumping off point for what March will bring us.” Tipswatch.com As expected, U.S. inflation continued at a four-decade high in February, and things are likely to get worse with the spike in commodity and transport … Continue reading

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