Inflation Alert: Red

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About: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE), Includes: DDM, DIA, DOG, DXD, EEH, EPS, EQL, FEX, FWDD, HUSV, IVV, IWL, IWM, JHML, JKD, OTPIX, PSQ, QID, QLD, QQEW, QQQ, QQQE, QQXT, RSP, RWM, RYARX, RYRSX, SCAP, SCHX, SDOW, SDS, SFLA, SH, SMLL, SPDN, SPLX, SPUU, SPXE, SPXL, SPXN, SPXS, SPXT, SPXU, SPXV, SPY, SQQQ, SRTY, SSO, SYE, TNA, TQQQ, TWM, TZA, UDOW, UDPIX, UPRO, URTY, UWM, VFINX, VOO, VTWO, VV
by: ValueAnalyst
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Summary

Inflation measures have creeped above the Fed's target.

Energy prices and low unemployment will push inflation higher.

This has significant implications on my portfolio strategy.

Earlier in 2018, I noted:

Monthly inflation measures may slow down somewhat in February, although year-over-year increases will likely continue at the Fed's target rate. I am raising the inflation alert level from Green