Deflation Watch

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Elliott Wave International’s Brian Whitmer offers his take on the recent rally in European stocks: “We’re starting to see some signs that a longer-term bearish stance is justified.” In the interview below, Whitmer also discusses why deflation in Europe is about to intensify.

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Originally published by Bloomberg on October 31, 2014 Read the original article.

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Japan has been mired in deflation for over two decades. Residents of the world’s third largest economy have come to expect price declines. On October 31, Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda surprised many economists when he announced additional monetary stimulus. Kuroda’s aim is two-fold: restore economic confidence among the Japanese and reach the BOJ’s [...]

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Originally published by Bloomberg on September 30, 2014 Read the original article.

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In September, core inflation in the eurozone slowed to a 5-year low of 0.7%. The fear of deflation looms large. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi recently said that he is “fully determined” to do what it takes to support a higher inflation rate. However, an economist at a German financial firm says “It’s looking [...]

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Originally published by Reuters on September 30, 2014 Read the original article.

Recent developments for the eurozone’s third largest economy have not been good. Back on Aug. 6, the New York Times said: The Italian economy shrank in the second quarter … taking economists by surprise … . Italy’s gross domestic product contracted 0.2 percent from April through June, compared with the first quarter of 2014, Istat, [...]

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Originally published by MarketWrap Radio on October 14, 2014

Deflation

EWI’s Chief Market Analyst, Steve Hochberg, joined MarketWrap Radio host Moe Ansari on October 14, 2014. Steve and Moe discuss deflation and it’s affect on the markets.

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Originally published by GlobalPost on September 17, 2014 Read the original article.

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In a recent Bloomberg poll, 74% of global investors said they feared that the European Union was heading toward deflation. Government officials have expressed the same worry, including French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. Now add Poland’s finance minister to the list. Read this excerpt from a Sept. 17 GlobalPost [...]

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