Updated: July 17, 2017Gold and silver are widely considered classic inflation hedges. But conventional wisdom often does not square with reality. Market observers tend to see what fits with their paradigm. This will change yours.
Updated: May 2, 2017See our global market charts that cover $18 TRILLION, inflation(?), and a truly bold forecast.
Updated: February 8, 2017In 2016, the U.S. inflation rate rose from 1.4% in January to 2.1% in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. So, how did classic inflation hedges perform? Let's take a look at two.
Updated: February 8, 2017The Eurozone, led by Germany and France, is approaching inflation targets with overall inflation for Eurozone countries coming in near 1.8%, just a little below ECB's official 2% target. But looking below the surface, all may not be quite as it seems. Brian Whitmer, the editor of the European Financial Forecast, offers his take.
Updated: February 7, 2017"Fears" of Inflation. What it looks like when mutual fund managers go "all in." Artificial Intelligence In Action. See and hear about these topics and more, in our February preview of Global Market Perspective.
Updated: January 24, 2017Why focus on expectations of inflation? Because, those expectations are detached from reality. The inflated fear of inflation is a contrary signal. Investors are betting on the wrong 'Flation.
Updated: January 23, 2017Despite the Fed's stimulus efforts, inflation remains subdued. The trend in money velocity -- the rate at which money changes hands in the economy -- is not what one might expect during a bull market. One bond manager points to high-debt levels.
Updated: January 5, 2017The fear of a European deflation among the Continent's financial authorities has almost melted away. Indeed, the majority of surveyed economists see an inflation jump just ahead. But, there's another way to look at the data.
Updated: August 24, 2016The next big monetary event is approaching fast. No, it's not inflation. The evidence is mounting that deflation already has a foothold and is gaining ground. These two charts reveal a disturbing trend for anyone who's unprepared.
Updated: July 21, 2016This measure shows you the growth in Real Per Capita GDP -- it adjusts for population, and it adjusts for inflation. It's all built into one trend line. That's a far more revealing picture of the economy. And, it's especially telling regarding the future -- specifically, the future of incomes...
Updated: June 21, 2016Deflation is a rare economic phenomenon. Contrary to popular belief, it's not just "low prices." Learn more in this new interview.
Updated: June 16, 2016Even with historically low interest rates, the U.S. savings rate as a percentage of disposable income has been rising. This indicates a deflationary psychology is taking hold, while the Fed grapples with weak inflation long after the end of the Great Recession. Prepare now for what's next.
Updated: December 2, 2015Most everyone likes paying less for gas and food. Economists have coined the term "joyflation" to describe these benefits of low inflation. But there's nothing joyful about a downtrend in wage growth and job loss.
Updated: October 1, 2015Blaming the euro weakness on "negative inflation" -- or, deflation, if you call a spade a spade -- is a logical choice. After all, the euro did get weaker after the report. However, if you look at these EURUSD charts, you'll see that this weakness started days ago.
Updated: September 23, 2015Many U.S. dollar bears have expected inflation to trigger a collapse in the greenback. But inflation has been missing in action. Only one asset is sure to gain value during deflation.
Updated: September 18, 2015The Fed's 2% inflation target remains elusive even after a prolonged period of near-zero interest rates. We see evidence of a rare economic trend that the Fed will be powerless against. See two charts that help to explain.
Updated: July 29, 2015Even as the market forms the biggest triple extreme in 150 years, market fear is historically low. See a chart that shows just how far above the trend the inflation-adjusted S&P 500 Composite has risen.
Updated: June 19, 2015How certain are you of the Federal Reserve Board's power to mastermind a global economic recovery? If there's even the slightest doubt in your mind, you're not alone.
Updated: June 3, 2015The yield on 10-year Treasuries just hit its highest level since November 2014.The financial media cited "jobs optimism" and a higher inflation forecast from the European Central Bank. See how Elliott waves anticipated the jump in yields ahead of the news.
Updated: November 26, 2014Interest rates, oil prices, earnings, GDP, wars, peace, terrorism, inflation, monetary policy -- NONE have a reliable effect on the stock market. Here's the conclusion of our 10-part series.
Updated: October 28, 2014This idea of gold as inflation hedge is practically gospel. This chart shows a major flaw in this theory.
Updated: September 25, 2014A famous hedge fund manager recently said that deflation "is less likely than an asteroid hitting the earth." Yet, Europe already faces very low inflation and outright deflation, and Japan just suffered a stunning economic setback.
Updated: November 6, 2013Europe's lack of respect for deflation will soon be transformed into rapt attention. Inflation is already at its lowest level since November 2009.
Updated: August 21, 2013The Federal Reserve's assets have soared since its quantitative easing programs started in 2008. One chart shows why so many investors are positioned for inflation. Learn why they will probably be caught off guard.
Updated:We start by taking a look at deflation in Europe. The Eurozone is nearing target inflation rates -- but looking below the surface, is it as good as it seems? Sticking with the topic of inflation, we take a deeper look at inflation hedges. Last we switch gears to politics. The first few months of a new president's term is often referred to as a honeymoon phase. So far, Donald Trump hasn't made his "bride" -- namely, the American public -- too happy.
Updated:The first feature is an interview with Brian Whitmer.In this new interview, Brian explains the indirect connection between Europe's volatility and deflation. Sticking with the deflation theme -- Many U.S. dollar bears have expected inflation to trigger a collapse in the greenback. But inflation has been missing in action. Only one asset is sure to gain value during deflation. Bob Stokes reports. Today's last feature is in an interview correspondent Erin Hinds recorded with Wayne Gorman, the head of EWI's educational resources. In this new interview, Wayne discusses three ways the Wave Principle enhances your trading.