Friday, March 18, 2011

U.S. Inflation Monitor, Part 2: A Broader View

In the second installment of this two-part article on U.S. inflation (see first part, on CPI and PPI, here), we look at a few other data points -- specifically, commodities, TIPS, and import and export prices. The point of this wider look is to gain a better gauge of where inflation is coming through and to garner any clues as to the traction inflation has. This is important for investors, as inflation has a critical impact on wealth, valuations, and prices. A keen awareness of the key inflation trends can help investors position themselves appropriately to both gain protection as well as profits.

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