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Has Inflation Peaked?

Has Inflation Peaked?

Inflation Looks Like It Peaked In July. getty Stocks rallied sharply last week based on the better-than-expected consumer inflation (CPI) data. Has the rate of inflation peaked for this cycle, though? At the risk of spoiling the ending, it looks like the worst year-over-year inflation rates are behind us. It might still be premature to …

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Low growth, high inflation: World faces increasingly challenging global environment

Low growth, high inflation: World faces increasingly challenging global environment

Inflationary pressures in the US simmered down on the heels of cheaper gasoline and other fuel costs, which may help persuade the Federal Reserve to ease up a touch on the monetary policy brakes. In the UK, the economy shrank in the second quarter for the first time since Covid-19 lockdowns more than a year …

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Bye-Bye, Bear Market. For Now, Signs Point to More Buying.

Bye-Bye, Bear Market. For Now, Signs Point to More Buying.

Text size As the market rebounds, speculative stocks are stirring. For proof, consider Cathie Wood’s ARK Innovation ETF, up about 40% since mid-June. David Swanson/Reuters/Alamy What bear market? Stocks continued their summer rally this past week as better-than-expected inflation results helped lead to a 3.3% gain in the S&P 500 index, its fourth consecutive weekly …

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The Decline In Housing Investment Risks A Recession

The Decline In Housing Investment Risks A Recession

Falling housing investment due to the Fed’s interest rate hikes is dragging the economy down and … [+] could help cause a recession. getty The estimated second-quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data released on Thursday shows the U.S. economy teetering on the edge of recession, with an overall inflation-adjusted GDP decline of 0.2%. And if …

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