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Sober Look: FOMC members fret over deflation risks

FOMC members fret over deflation risks. Some FOMC members continue to focus on the historically low inflation levels in the US (see post). They are worried about repeating the Japan experience of being stuck in a  … [...]

Sober Look: Draghi will act to avoid deflationary spiral

The Eurozone is facing a growing risk of deflation – similar to Japan . Once the inflation rate in Japan fell below 1%, the external shock of the Asian currency crisis (late 90s) sent Japan into a deflationary spiral – something the … [...]

Japan's Abe Pledges More Spending to Curb Deflation

The frontrunner to become Japan's next prime minister said he would consider loosening some of Japan's fiscal discipline policies, in defiance of warnings by credit raters to curb borrowing by the world's most indebted … [...]

Sober Look: BOJ's money printing is offset by households' cash …

The Bank of Japan has been battling deflationary pressures and strong currency for years. Since the beginning of 2007, the yen has strengthened some 34% against the dollar, making Japanese goods more expensive and … [...]

Let’s talk economics

Benham’s news center talks about deflation and inflation, what they are explaining the use and the connection of these two factors, in economics, globally I OWN ALL [...]

Sober Look: Japan fighting deflation with an aggressive QE policy

The purchases are starting to have some impact, as Japan is slowly pulling out of its nasty deflationary hole. The latest CPI (ex food and energy) is still negative, but not nearly as bad as it was a couple of years [...]

French Auction Fails To Sell Max Projected As Bid-To-Cover …

Let the deflationary wave crash so we can start the inflationary tsunami! Bring all asset classes …. Hopefully the upcoming Minsky Moment will be powerful enough to reverberate for many generations to come. Secretly, I'm … [...]