Comment Regarding The 2% Target On The Core PCE Price Index

In previous commentaries I have noted the continual shortfall between the Federal Reserve’s stated inflation target (2% (percent change from year ago) on the (Core) PCE Price Index) and the actual readings.  For years there has been a continued inability for this 2% inflation target to be achieved, which is highly notable. However, as seen … Read moreComment Regarding The 2% Target On The Core PCE Price Index

U.S. Deflation – June 14, 2017 Update

This post provides an update to various past posts discussing deflation and “deflationary pressures,” including the most recent post, that of June 28, 2016 titled “U.S. Deflation – June 28, 2016 Update.”   I have extensively written of “deflationary pressures” and deflation as I continue to believe that prolonged and deep U.S. deflationary conditions are … Read moreU.S. Deflation – June 14, 2017 Update

U.S. Deflation – June 28, 2016 Update

This post provides an update to various past posts discussing deflation and “deflationary pressures,” including the most recent post, that of January 27, 2016 titled “U.S. Deflation – January 27, 2016 Update.”   I have extensively written of “deflationary pressures” and deflation as I continue to believe that prolonged and deep U.S. deflationary conditions are … Read moreU.S. Deflation – June 28, 2016 Update

U.S. Deflation – January 27, 2016 Update

This post provides an update to various past posts discussing deflation and “deflationary pressures,” including the most recent post, that of September 21, 2015 titled “U.S. Deflation – September 21, 2015 Update.”   I have extensively written of “deflationary pressures” and deflation as I continue to believe that prolonged and deep U.S. deflationary conditions are … Read moreU.S. Deflation – January 27, 2016 Update

Crude Oil Price Chart From The Year 2000 – January 13, 2016 Update

One notable aspect of the financial markets is the continuing sharp drop in crude oil prices.  Other commodities have also been under selling pressure.  I view these declines, as well as other aspects of the overall financial system, to be manifestations of “deflationary pressures,” of which I have extensively written. As discussed by the Wall … Read moreCrude Oil Price Chart From The Year 2000 – January 13, 2016 Update

U.S. Deflation – September 21, 2015 Update

This post provides an update to various past posts discussing deflation and “deflationary pressures,” including the most recent post, that of July 27, 2015 titled “U.S. Deflation – July 27, 2015 Update.”   I have extensively written of “deflationary pressures” and deflation as I continue to believe that prolonged and deep U.S. deflationary conditions are … Read moreU.S. Deflation – September 21, 2015 Update

U.S. Deflation – July 27, 2015 Update

This post provides an update to various past posts discussing deflation and “deflationary pressures,” including the most recent post, that of January 27, 2015 titled “U.S. Deflation – January 27, 2015 Update.”   I have extensively written of “deflationary pressures” and deflation as I continue to believe that prolonged U.S. deflationary conditions are on the … Read moreU.S. Deflation – July 27, 2015 Update

U.S. Deflation – January 27, 2015 Update

This post provides an update to various past posts discussing deflation and “deflationary pressures.”  I have extensively written of “deflationary pressures” and deflation as I continue to believe that U.S. deflationary conditions are on the horizon, and that such deflationary conditions will cause, as well as accompany, inordinate economic hardship. [note: to clarify, for purposes … Read moreU.S. Deflation – January 27, 2015 Update

Crude Oil Price Chart From The Year 2000

One notable aspect of the financial markets is the continuing sharp drop in crude oil prices.  Other commodities have also been under selling pressure.  I view these declines, as well as other aspects of the overall financial system, to be manifestations of “deflationary pressures,” of which I have extensively written. For reference purposes, here is … Read moreCrude Oil Price Chart From The Year 2000

Additional Thoughts Concerning Deflation

I have written a variety of posts concerning “deflationary pressures” and deflation as I continue to believe that deflationary conditions are on the horizon, and that such deflationary conditions will cause, as well as accompany, inordinate economic hardship. [note: to clarify, for purposes of this discussion, when I mention “deflation” I am referring to the CPI … Read moreAdditional Thoughts Concerning Deflation