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Stagflation

Rising Dollar Forces Bernanke's Hand

Michael Pento | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

Could it be that world governments and central banks are now taking drastic measures to re-inflate their economies because they don't believe their own economic statistics?

Decoupling Myth Destroyed

Michael Pento | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business
Michael Pento

Downward pressure on the U.S. economy is already becoming apparent. Data on home sales, industrial production, jobless claims and regional manufacturing surveys have all recently disappointed.

Stagflation Risk and What This Means for Stocks

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.19.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the outlook for growth continues to deteriorate, whilst the price for goods and services remain stubbornly high, the risk of stagflation returns. This would be a tough scenario, where policy options tackling one of these issues would only worsen the other.

Fed Intervention in Commodity Futures: A Case for Reverse Sterilization

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg

By Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg President, CEO & CIO Strategic Investment Group Notwithstanding the possibility that more policy intervention in the U.S. ...

In Praise Of Inflation

newyorker.com | James Surowiecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

And so a surprising number of high-profile economists, on both the left and the right, think that it's time for the Fed to try one more extraordinary ...

Jimmy Carter's Last Campaign

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Readers of White House Diary, no doubt, will reassess his administration. But many of them may well conclude, as I have, that Carter does not make a compelling case that he was an effective president.

Chris Martenson: The U.S. Economy Is 'Dangerously Close' To Experiencing Stagflation

Sherry Shen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

"When people ask me -- are we [experiencing] inflation or deflation? I say 'Yes'. We are experiencing both right now," economic researcher Chris Marte...

Stagflation Ahead?

Michael J. Panzner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael J. Panzner

Although it is too soon to say whether this aspect of our economic history is about to repeat itself, today's allegedly good news from the Labor Department may not be all that it seems.

The Feds Have No Faith in Recovery

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

The cyclical bull market in stocks and positive print on GDP has caused some on Wall Street and in D.C. to claim the recession has ended. A closer look indicates that neither believes its own rhetoric.

It's Stag not Hyperinflation--For now

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Pento

In the longer term, the risk of the U.S. suffering through a bout with hyperinflation is very real. However, in the short term what we most likely fac...

Economy Shrinks In 4Q At 3.8 Percent Pace

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Battered by layoffs, debts and dread of worse to come, shoppers clutched ever tighter to their wallets in the final three months of...

Inflation Prospects

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

In the last few months, we have seen the prices of commodities dropping precipitously. Oil dropped from $150 to $60, Gold dropped from $1,000 an ounc...

McCain: Lock-Step and (Oil) Barrel

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.

Is It Deja Vu All Over Again?

Ron Insana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ron Insana

Because there are many similarities to the 1970s when it comes to the economy, I am going to dub the current economic situation "inCESSION," not "stagflation."

Is Paper Money Going the Way of the Dinosaur?

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

Because "stagflation" sounds a hell off a lot scarier than "recession," you'll probably be hearing a lot about it in the financial media over the coming weeks.

Frugal Consumers Swap Steak For Chicken

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At U.S. warehouse club stores, a growing number of shoppers are giving up steak for cheaper chicken. Coffee sales are soaring at McDonald's, while hig...

Bernanke: "I Don't Anticipate Stagflation"

Washington Post | Neil Irwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The economy is not close to a 1970s-style mix of stagnant growth and high inflation, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said yesterday, but he p...

Paulson: No "Bailouts" For Reckless Lenders

Wall Street Journal | MICHAEL M. PHILLIPS, GREG IP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Bush administration is hardening its opposition to the chorus of Democrats, bankers, economists and consumer advocates calling for a big-money gov...

Dollar Falls Again, Euro Zone Divided

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN — The dollar kept spiraling down Friday, hitting another low against the euro and dropping to a three-year record against the yen, as wor...

Bernanke Doesn't See Return of '70s Woes

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Thursday that the nation isn't "anywhere near" the dangerous stagflation situat...

Euro Soars to Record High $1.5057

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN — The euro climbed to a record high of $1.5057 in early European trading on Wednesday as sentiment increased that the U.S. Federal Reserv...

Worries Grow for Worse 'Stagflation'

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — It's a toxic economic mix the nation hasn't seen in three decades: Prices are speeding upward at the fastest pace in a quarter cent...

Stagflation Fears Return

Wall Street Journal | Greg Ip | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The U.S. faces an unwelcome combination of looming recession and persistent inflation that is reviving angst about stagflation, a condition not seen s...

Greenspan Warns Against Stagflation, Calls For More Aid To Homeowners

AP | Kevin Freking | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, suggested Sunday that a tax break or other government financial help for homeowners facing the...