Economy

To Taper or Not to Taper? That Is the Question

With fears of high inflation continuing to mount, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided to throw caution to the wind, maintaining its accommodative stance of monetary policy. The Federal Reserve will continue to purchase Treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities to the tune of nearly $1.5 trillion per year....

The Case for Stagflation: 3 Reasons the 2020s Could Be Painful

With a median age of 38 years old, the majority of Americans alive today have no experience with stagflation. To them, stagflation was something this country suffered through during the 1970s, a distant memory, and the only knowledge they have of it comes from history books or economics lectures...

Inflation vs. Deflation: What’s the Bigger Threat?

While inflation has been on the minds of millions of Americans in recent weeks, and has dominated discussion among financial media analysts, there are still some pundits who are worried about the opposite: deflation. Since the 2008 financial crisis, there have been more than a handful of analysts who...

How Likely Is Inflation to Increase in the Future?

While perceptive consumers and investors have been watching prices increase slowly for months now, those prices increases are picking up, putting them on the radar screens of an increasing number of people. Inflation is becoming a topic of discussion for more and more people as the pace of inflation...