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A Macro Smackdown: The Fed vs Inflation

inflation is affected by factors like monetary supply, wealth distribution and productivity
Inflation is a very complex phenomenon, so it's hard to say if the Fed's recent rate increases will do the trick against it. Read more
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Stagflation: when everything goes wrong all at once

stagflation refers to an economic condition of concurrent inflation and recession
A mashup of “stagnation” and “inflation,” stagflation occurs when inflation accompanies a recession – the worst of both worlds. Read more
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Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Fed?

Last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the inflation numbers for January 2022. At an eye-popping 7.5% (annualized), last month’s inflation rate is the highest in 40 years. Ouch.

So now everyone’s talking even more about the prospect Read more

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