Inflation Uncertainty: What's Coming?

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  • In the next few months, we are likely to see a pretty strong surge in inflation rates and year over year inflation.
  • I do think that there will be some near term inflation in 2021 for the reasons he'd mentioned, including base effects, commodity spending, opening up, etc.
  • Remember inflation is roughly 1.5%. The Fed would like to see it at least for a time as high as 2.5%. So it would like to see higher inflation.

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Dr. Ben Bernanke, senior advisor to PIMCO, and Joachim Fels, global economic advisor, discuss what’s a concern – and what isn’t – with regard to rising short-term inflation.

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