What’s Going on With Inflation?
January’s CPI (Consumer Price Index) numbers came in last week and inflation was hotter than expected. Prices were up 0.6% in January, which means a year over year (yoy) increase of 7.5%. As you may have seen, this is the highest since 1982. As we’ve said previously , inflation is one of the scariest words in finance. It invokes troubling memories of the 1970’s where inflation was high... READ MORE
All About Inflation
Inflation is one of the scariest words in finance. It is something people have been especially concerned about ever since the Fed started printing money in 2008. You have all seen the commercials telling you to buy gold (or perhaps more recently bitcoin) to save yourself from the impending collapse of the dollar. Since then, we have seen almost no inflation at all, struggling just to get over 2%... READ MORE
Some Thoughts on Cryptocurrencies
Recently, we have received several questions regarding cryptocurrencies from our clients. The questions are typically whether or not they are a good buy at the current price or not. Here are some thoughts. There are attractive features of cryptocurrencies. They are infinitely divisible, easy to carry (they are online), and pretty much impossible to steal. Of course, the main benefit is they do... READ MORE