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October 2015

CPI Says “Deflation,” But U.S. Households Face Inflation

Angst exists in the capital markets over the “deflation” issue. Basically, the markets are worried about a lack of demand which forces prices down, causes consumers to wait longer for the prices to fall further before they purchase, and ends up in a downward price spiral which leads to recession or worse. I’ve read plenty of this lately. This is simply not the case. Oil prices are a result of …Read More

China slowdown won’t send US economy into a dive

Since China devalued its currency in late August, the capital markets have become volatile. The markets clearly fear that contagion from China’s weakening economy could somehow infect the U.S., a theme that has been way overdone. Market volatility wasn’t helped when the Fed irrationally delayed its long anticipated rate rise in mid-September. China’s Growth Let’s first talk about China’s growth and its possible impact on the U.S. Over the past …Read More