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Do Central Banks Cause Or Cure Inflation?

Do Central Banks Cause Or Cure Inflation?

When inflation lags, one of the key tools in the central banks’ arsenal is policy rate manipulation. Reducing rates in a stagnating inflationary environment discourages saving and cash hoarding, and encourages spending, at least in theory. We expect to see […]

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Would You Rather

Last week I reviewed the investment options in my kids’ 529 plan. Slim pickings was the easy conclusion. Similar to many 401k plans, 529 plans are typically filled with index or index hugging funds, with few if any absolute return […]

A Singular Focus For Central Bankers = Inflation

A Singular Focus For Central Bankers = Inflation

Headlines: All Other Economic/Market Data = Irrelevant “Noise”. Managing The Economy For Just One Metric. ***************************************** The Fed’s $4.5T QE Badge of Honor = Debt Driven Equities. Perhaps Central Banker’s Inflation Models Are Inverted? That Is…What If, Beyond Asset Prices, […]