How Are We Fighting Inflation Around the World?

Among many, one weapon for fighting inflation is the interest rate increases that central banks around the world are now implementing.

What’s Happening To Inflation Around the World?

Looking at global inflation rates beyond U.S. borders, we see that the U.S. plight is a problem that varies from country to country.

How to Find Bear Market Territory

Since 1928, based on the S&P 500, there have been 26 stock market declines that we call bear markets. But they were especially frequent during the 1930s: The bad news is that recessions tend to accompany bear markets. However, on…

Solving Some Inflation Mysteries

The 2021 Federal Reserve Board SHED report lets us see the inflation clues we can gather from the increase in household financial well-being.

How to Hide a Price Increase

Expecting consumers to resist 8.3 percent inflation, some retailers have figured out hidden price increases that are tough to see.

A Where, What, and Who Primer for Mother’s Day Spending

Knowing that consumers fuel the GDP, we can ask if our projected Mother’s Day spending will continue to support the economy.

What the Misery Index Says About Sadness

Wondering why plunging unemployment and sustained economic growth have not lifted our spirits, we need just look at the Misery Index.

The Inelastic Side of Inflation

We can see that our inflation concern has become inelastic when we look at the basic groceries that are more expensive.

How U.S. Inflation Compares to Other Countries

Looking at 46 countries, we can ask if global inflation is similar to what we are experiencing in the United States.

How the U.S. Debt Compares to Other Countries

With U.S. government debt at a $30 trillion all time high, we can look inside and beyond our borders to decide if we are borrowing too much.