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The 5 Reasons Inflation Is Falling

The past year has been a rough time for the American consumer. The specter of inflation, which had not reared its ugly head in the official numbers since the early 80s, returned with a vengeance. July 2022 inflation marked an 8.5% increase over the prior year as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This…

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What is the Stock Market Telling Us?

If there’s one thing all investors and advisors can agree on, it’s that we’re experiencing some serious stock market volatility. In mid-May, the S&P 500 briefly dipped into a 20% bear market before recovering later in the week. But, the questions remain: What’s next? And when does the market recover? In this post, I hope…

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COVID Changes Everything About Inflation Expectations

This article was originally published on Forbes on December 2, 2020.   The US Government has been spending and printing a lot of money to help stabilize the economy during this tumultuous 2020. As such, several of my clients are once again raising their concerns about inflation. Most of these worried clients fit into a…

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Why Don’t We Have Higher Inflation?

Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a detailed report on inflation, compiling price information for thousands of goods and services with a goal of measuring the change in the cost of living for an average person. If these prices are going up, we have inflation.  If they’re going down, we have deflation.  People…

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Why are Emerging Markets Struggling in 2013?

Despite one of the sharpest rallies in US equities in recent memory, emerging market equities have been left curiously behind in 2013.  Through last Friday, the market segment was down 1.0%, compared to an S&P 500 index that was up 10.0%.  This seems to violate the regime that investors have gotten used to over the…

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Do We Need to Fear Inflation?

Every few months, inflation or deflation resurfaces as the featured topic of discussion. There seems to be an even divide of individuals who believe inflation is a foregone conclusion and those who feel deflation may actually be the bigger concern. Both outcomes are relevant in their own right, but there are growing signs that hidden…

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Some Economic Improvement

Consumer data entered the fray last week to mixed results.  Personal income was up 0.3% in May, but concerns about the stagnating recovery resulted in no gains to personal spending.  With income and spending little changed, the personal savings rate also held steady at 5.0%.  The personal savings rate spiked in 2009, but fell after…

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Glassman Wealth Services Hosts A Morning with David Rubenstein

Barry Glassman moderated this morning’s conversation with David Rubenstein, billionaire, co-founder of the Carlyle Group, and one of the most world’s most successful business leaders. The event was held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, D.C. for over 475  attendees and Glassman Wealth Services guests. Barry asked David a wide variety of questions ranging from his advice to solve the US debt…

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