Category Archives: Inflation

Charts tell the story: The Federal Reserve has room to move (and keep) rates higher

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com When I was a kid, my parents encouraged me to open a “passbook savings account” at a nearby savings & loan. As I recall, that account was paying 5% interest. At the time, I wasn’t impressed. … Continue reading

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U.S. inflation rose 0.1% in August: What it means for TIPS, I Bonds and Social Security COLA

This report is going to roil financial markets. By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Surprises, surprises. Financial markets, which had been rallying over the last week on expectations of falling prices, got an inflation reality check today: Seasonally adjusted U.S. inflation rose … Continue reading

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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, Tipswatch.com 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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What’s up with those crazy real yields on ultra-short-term TIPS?

By David Enna, Tipswatch.com Just about every month, I get emails or comments from readers pointing out what appears to be extremely attractive real yields on very short-term TIPS — especially those maturing in less than a year. My usual … 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, Tipswatch.com 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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