Originally published by Bloomberg on April 14, 2017 Read the original article.

The April 2017 Elliott Wave Financial Forecast described U.S. inflation as “subdued,” and indeed, the U.S Consumer Price Index declined in March for the first time since February 2016. An April 14 Bloomberg article provides the major points of the data released by the U.S. Labor Department: Key Points The consumer-price index decreased 0.3 percent […]

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Originally published by Marketwatch on April 5, 2017 Read the original article.

For Q1 in Taiwan, the average inflation rate was 0.78%, significantly below the 1.78% registered in Q4 of 2016. An April 5 Marketwatch article elaborates: Taiwan’s consumer prices continued to show surprising weakness in March, rising only fractionally from a year earlier as falls in food prices weighed on the overall index. The consumer price […]

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Originally published by CNBC on March 31, 2017 Read the original article.

In these pages, on Feb. 1, we mentioned that “the popularity of U.S. shopping malls has seen a dramatic decline in the past several years.” And the grim news continues. Here’s a March 31 CNBC headline: Retail bankruptcies march toward post-recession high The article says: The number of retailers filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection […]

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Originally published by U.S. News & World Report on March 15, 2017 Read the original article.

With many global financial markets still elevated, expectations of inflation are in the air. Read this excerpt from a March 15 U.S. News & World Report article: The demons of deflation are being consigned to the past by a pick-up in price pressures globally, prompting investors to seek protection in inflation-protected bonds. New Zealand sold […]

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Originally published by Benzinga on March 2, 2017 Read the original article.

In a discussion about food price deflation, the September 2016 Elliott Wave Financial Forecast alluded to the British and Australian grocery store price wars and quoted Supermarket News: The current deflationary environment in food retail—particularly in the midst of an otherwise healthy economy—is a nearly unprecedented event in recent industry history. At the same time, […]

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Originally published by Marketrealist.com on March 6, 2017 Read the original article.

In 2012, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe initiated what The Economist calls a “three-piece dream suit” of monetary easing, fiscal pragmatism and structural reform. As you probably know, the “Land of the Rising Sun” has been dogged by deflation since the early ’90s and the goal of “Abenomics” — another name for the three-pronged stimulus […]

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