Tag: Deflation

Inflation – Much Ado About Nothing

| October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Well I was right… sort of.  Last week I highlighted a key economic indicator – CPI, and why you should watch it closely.  I also predicted the CPI would be positive for the month of September. And CPI was positive… as I predicted… but just barely. September CPI showed a 0.1% increase from August levels.  […]

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Is Inflation Around The Corner?

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have a quick question for you.  Are you more concerned about inflation or deflation?  Off the top of your head, which do you think is the bigger issue? If you’re having trouble answering that question, you’re not alone. Even the experts can’t figure it out.  There are a lot of moving parts.  And the […]

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How To Protect Your Wealth From Hyperinflation

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

A good friend and I were having a chat over a beer last Friday after work.  We were at a little hole in the wall bar just up the street from where I live.  We snacked on some pretzels and played a few games of darts while we drank. We talked about the usual… How’s […]

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Deflation Risk? How You Can Profit…

| May 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Did you see the latest news?  Inflation is now at a 44-year low. According to U.S. government numbers (if you can trust them), prices were flat from the previous month. Core consumer prices are only up 0.9% in the last year.  Remember, core prices strip out volatile food and energy prices.  Any way you slice […]

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Using ETFs To Hedge Your Portfolio

| July 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Last week I was deep into research for the July issue of Sector ETF Trader when I was taking a moment to gather my thoughts.  I turned my attention from my computer to the television.  As usual, it was tuned onto CNBC.  I turned up the volume and started listening to the talking heads. And […]

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How To Profit From The Falling US Dollar

| May 18, 2009 | 0 Comments

This weekend I got a call from my uncle.  He recently switched jobs and now runs a small electrician’s office.  In the flurry of new paperwork, he realized his 401K was still sitting at his old employer.  He decided to roll it over to his new employer. He’s a smart guy.  And he’s managed to […]

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