Category Archives: Inflation

Inflation, Injustice, and the American Economy

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know: ______________________________ OVERVIEW Inflation | It’s showing up everywhere but has been bullish for stocks. Injustice | None of the crooks behind the financial crisis are in jail — maybe because they changed the laws before misbehaving. US Economy | Japan thinks America is recovering less strongly than […]

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Does Egypt Matter to Investors?

Good morning! Let’s look at Egypt: ______________________________ OVERVIEW Oil Prices | Oil gets expensive when there’s trouble in the Middle East, but Egypt is a minor player. Global Inflation | Egypt’s uprising provides evidence that the sinking dollar is creating inflation that hurts emerging economies. Food Prices | Emerging economies are especially prone to social […]

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“Something Enormous” in China

I’m concerned that inflation is taking hold in China and will accelerate into hyperinflation that sends China’s economy over the edge. The following appeared in the Want China Times last week: “China continued to be the largest money-supplying country in 2010 as its M2, a broad measure of money supply, was up 19.46 percent at […]

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The Currency Crisis

Good morning! Let’s take a look at the currency crisis. Simon Johnson at Project Syndicate says the brewing currency wars are not just China’s fault, though it “certainly bears some responsibility.” He mostly blames “Europe’s refusal to reform global economic governance, compounded by years of political mismanagement and self-deception in the United States. … the […]

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Deflation In America

A popular section of The Kelly Letter is called Situations. It’s a weekly collection of tidbits on a variety of subjects presented at varying length, but never more than one page for one situation. Sometimes, they’re only a paragraph or two. The following update on the recent concern that deflation is coming to America ran […]

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