Research & Commentary

[Editor’s note: The text version of this video is below.] President-elect Donald Trump has called attention to the financial troubles of a prominent newspaper in the repeated phrase: the “failing New York Times.” It’s more of a backlash against the paper for their unfavorable coverage of Trump than a financial report. Nonetheless, there is some […]

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******** [Editor’s note: The text version of this article is below.] A slew of new economic data shows Europe remains the epicenter of a developing worldwide deflationary trend: Italy October EU-harmonised consumer prices confirmed in deflation territory (Reuters, Nov. 14) Bulgaria annual CPI records 0.6% deflation in October (The Sofia Globe, Nov. 14) Romania’s deflation […]

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******** [Editor’s note: The text version of this video is below.] Australia’s financial authorities are in a protracted fight with deflation. First, the National Australia Bank described the core inflation rate for Q1 of 2016 as “the lowest ever.” An April 27 Sydney Morning Herald headline said: Australia sees deflation for first time in seven […]

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******** [Editor’s note: The text version of the video is below.] Deflation’s gathering momentum is evident in several global housing markets where, in some cases, the downturns have been dramatic. The reversal is starting during the weakest economic recovery since World War II, so fasten your financial seatbelt. One of the most sudden and pronounced […]

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Brian Whitmer, who edits the European section of Elliott Wave International’s Global Market Perspective, explains why hoarding cash in this type of deflationary environment is a natural reaction for many investors — and there’s not a whole lot central banks can do to stop it. Get free email updates as soon as new research and […]

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******** [Editor’s note: A text version of the video is below.] Deflation has arrived at our doorsteps and where we shop. This is an astounding statement considering: Most economists laughed at the idea of deflation just a few years ago; Global central banks have unleashed unprecedented monetary stimulus to combat it; and … With exceptions, important […]

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