Profiting From Deflation?

Deflation has been a popular topic lately.

Some have recently expressed that deflation can be a scenario from which one can remain unimpacted, or will profit from.   Examples include a August 7-8 Wall Street Journal article titled “How to Beat Deflation-And Even Profit From It.” A recent article by Robert Prechter Jr. in the August 9 Barron’s concluded by saying “If you shed market and institutional risk, you can sail through deflationary times unscathed.”

I have previously written of deflation, in the context of whether it would be a “benefit,” in a September 8, 2009 post.

Of course, the extent of deflation plays a major role in determining its impacts…

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SPX at 1120.20 as this post is written