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My Biography: In 2001, I retired and now permanently reside in Mexico. After 5 years of managing my own affairs, I resumed my career in 2007 as a financial analyst / asset manager. My career began while in University as a – manual chartist for some wealthy Investors, who had a fancy math formula... More
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  • Inflation - Making Sense And Making Money! 0 comments
    Jul 18, 2013 8:35 AM | about stocks: SPY

    Inflation - Making Sense and Making Money!

    Economic data and Information is essential to "Investing Wisely."

    While it is not the best of Stock Market Indicators and certainly is not a "Leading" Indicator it (Economic data and Information) is Valuable to me and should be to you if making money is important to you.

    My frequently asked Question for you is: Just How Important is Making Money with YOUR Investments is it - TO YOU ? ? ?

    There are two measures of Inflation that are both well known and little understood.

    * Consumer Price Index (NYSEARCA:CPI) -- Headline and Core

    * Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) -- Headline and Core

    The Federal Reserve Board statutory mandate is that a Two Percent (2.0%) Inflation Rate is the accepted TARGET. (Recently the 2.0% was raised to 2.5%). Core (CPI) seems to be preferred but they are really quite similar.

    My Note: When ever the Government is in trouble they simple raise the bench-marks to fit their needs to provide half-assed explanations to the People.

    So, what really matters with all these Indexes, Explanations, Figures and Charts?

    a) Pull-Backs have nearly always meant a Recession was in the making. b) There has been a Pull-Back in progress for over a year. d) The Fed and the Government has refused to say a Recession is in place. d) They do what they always do - find other Indexes, Explanations, Figures and Charts to support their formal position.

    My Concluding Note: I will continue to say that Ethics and Morals of "Governments" is on a Major Decline and YOU the Public are getting Screwed!

    Try to have a nice Day,

    Dr. Steve

    Stocks: SPY
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