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Inflation


Myth-Busting: Money Printing Must Create Inflation

Shouldn't all the recent monetary and fiscal stimulus lead to higher inflation? Maybe not.

How to Manage Inflation Risk: The Local Inflation Factor

Amid increasing inflation fears, how can investors measure and protect against the inflation risk in their portfolios?

Who’s Afraid of Jerome Powell?

Jerome Powell, Andrew Bailey, and Christine Lagarde shouldn't keep us up at night.

Negative Interest Rates: Accentuate the Positive

Negative interest rates may offer an opportunity, says Eric Lonergan.

Debt and Inflation Fears: Investing’s Obsolete Dogmas?

In economics and investing, some concepts have become indistinguishable from articles of faith.

Janet Yellen on Recession Risks, Inequality, and Climate Change

Janet Yellen sat for a wide-ranging fireside chat with Margaret “Marg” Franklin, CFA.

Inflating Equity: Inflation’s Impact on Financial Statements and ROE

Inflation distorts a company’s income statement in three distinct ways, writes Gaurang Trivedi, CFA.

Top Five Articles from March: Inflation, Manager Selection, Skill Ratio

The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.

Why Isn’t There Any Inflation?

Published estimates suggest inflation has been nonexistent despite extended, near-zero interest rates and a near doubling of the M2 private money supply since the recession.

Global Inflation-Linked Bonds: A Primer

Michael Pond, CFA, delivered an interesting primer on inflation-linked debt at the recent CFA Institute Fixed-Income Management Conference. So what are inflation-linked bonds? They are most typically debts issued by sovereign nations whose nominal interest rate is adjusted, either up or down, by an inflation measure.



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