What Is the Difference Between PPI and CPI? 1

What Is the Difference Between PPI and CPI?

These days everyone is worried about inflation. The financial media often distill reporting about inflation down to a single, easy to understand number. “Inflation rose 5% in March,” they will say. What are they talking about, exactly? What is the CPI? What is the PPI? And, what is the difference …

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Crappy Jobs Report Will Send Inflation Hawks Scattering 2

Crappy Jobs Report Will Send Inflation Hawks Scattering

Update: 2/4/2022 — Wrong! This entire article is not correct. Jobs came in way above estimates. Analysts are widely expecting a crappy jobs report on Friday. The Biden administration even telegraphed the report early in order to get some of the news cycle out of the way. So, what does …

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Interest Rates Rising Into the End of the Year

The Federal Reserve did not increase interest rates at its August 1st (2018) meeting. That was widely expected after the increase from the pervious meeting. Traditionally, the Fed tries not to raise rates in back to back meetings unless it feels like the economy is getting away from them. It …

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Are Gold Mutual Funds a Good Way to Invest In Gold?

Recently, a client explained to me how he thought gold was a good investment and protection against inflation. I’m not going to talk today about if he is right or wrong. Instead, I’ll mention that his fabulous do it yourself investment solution was Fidelity’s Gold Fund. Good call? Gold Mutual …

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