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  • Greenspan: The Maestro's Market Musings   Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:01 AM ET
    Greenspan: The Maestro's Market Musings

    "We really have two separate economies. One economy is behaving reasonably well; in the second economy, there is an extreme level of forward discounting going on. You can see it in the spreads between the 30-year Treasury on the one hand, and the 5-year Note, that spread is the largest in history," says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his perspective on the problems facing the U.S. economic recovery.

  • David Goldman: ‘Extreme Risk’ of Deflation Ahead Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 9:37 PM ET
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    Weak gold prices, softening oil prices and a lackluster stock market while the euro zone crisis could increase demand for U.S. dollars — but is deflation the next stop?

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    Investors are focusing on the wrong inflation numbers in China, says Hong Kong-based investment banker Sean Darby. While the consumer prices are widely considered the headline inflation gauge, the Chief Global Equity Strategist at Jefferies say producer prices give a clearer picture of the economy, and those are pointing to a "deflationary"environment.

  • Q1 GDP Up 2.2%   Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET
    Q1 GDP Up 2.2%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the first quarter's GDP results and discuss its impact on the markets and what it indicates about the health of the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Low Wages Compound Japan's Grim Prospects Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
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    Workers around the developed world have been complaining of a squeeze on incomes over the past 20 years, but in Japan, thinner pay packets fuel wider deflation — making it even harder for the government to rein in its debt and for the BOJ to boost growth. The FT reports.

  • Guest Blog: Money-Printing Has Reached Its Limits Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 2:01 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve decides how much money needs to be printed each year and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing does the actual printing. So how do they swap in the new money? When the Fed gets a cash deposit from banks, it reviews all the currency using special currency processing and authentication machines. Generally, those reviews result in the conclusion that one-third of the currency is unfit for future circulation. The currency that’s deemed unfit is shredded and the bills are replaced

    Given that title inflation has been with us since the 1980s, in everything from estate agents’ property descriptions to job titles for students in summer jobs frying hamburgers, we should not be surprised that “printing money” in the 21st century is referred to as “quantitative easing”.

  • Why the Euro Could Hit 1.50 Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 8:47 AM ET
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    The euro may have had a rough week, but this strategist sees a way it could reverse course - sharply.

  • Your Currency Trade for Oil's Move Friday, 16 Dec 2011 | 9:08 PM ET

    Global economics may be pushing oil lower, but this strategist says political forces will limit its fall, and she has a trade on that view.

  • Europe's Real Problem? Deflation Tuesday, 29 Nov 2011 | 10:28 AM ET
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    European markets experienced a rare moment of respite yesterday.  But this was just a pause in the panic. No comprehensive solution to the continent’s sovereign debt woes seems to be near at hand.

  • Euro 'Garlic Belt' Condemned to Deflation: Author Thursday, 24 Nov 2011 | 8:19 AM ET
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    The euro zone's "garlic belt" states (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain) will have to endure deflation to catch up in competitiveness with the other, "butter belt" members, according to a report by research firm Smithers & Co.

  • Pimco: Europe, US Risk High Inflation in Medium Term Tuesday, 8 Nov 2011 | 12:25 AM ET
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    European and U.S. inflation will rise in the medium- to long-term, according to Berdibek Ahmedov, manager for European and UK real return products at Pacific Investment Management Company (Pimco).

  • Targeting Nominal Growth: A Policy for Stagflation? Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 4:53 PM ET
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    Should the Federal Reserve abandon its traditional tactic of targeting interest rates in favor of targeting a specific level of nominal gross domestic product?

  • Fed's Lockhart Sees Hope in Latest Round of Data Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 9:29 PM ET
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    The U.S. economy is unlikely to slip back into recession, and an improvement in recent indicators has been encouraging, Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart said on Tuesday.

  • UK Launches QE2   Thursday, 6 Oct 2011 | 7:00 AM ET
    UK Launches QE2

    "I think the risk of deflation is much greater than the risk of inflation because of all the headwinds that are against us, and there is no real sign that there is a wage-price spiral building up here," Ruth Lea, economic advisor at Arbuthnot Banking Group, told CNBC.

  • If Europe Gets Its Act Together, Buy These Stocks Thursday, 29 Sep 2011 | 2:10 AM ET
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    Stocks rallied on Monday and Tuesday on hopes that policy makers where about to get their act together and unveil a credible solution to the euro zone debt crisis. On Wednesday the bears where back in charge as stocks and commodities came under renewed pressure amid fears a euro zone resolution was not as close as had been hoped.

  • Stagflation: CNBC Explains Monday, 12 Sep 2011 | 2:37 PM ET
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    While moderate inflation is actually a good thing for a healthy economy, inflation can also occur when the economy is stagnant.

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    The best outcome for the United States is "some nominal growth or some acceleration in nominal growth," Wayne Lin, portfolio manger and investment strategy analyst for Legg Mason Global Asset Allocation, told CNBC Tuesday.

  • How to Tell If QE3 Is Coming Monday, 22 Aug 2011 | 9:38 AM ET
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    Reading Fedspeak has never been easy, but these tips might help you weigh the odds of another round of pain for the dollar - er, quantitative easing. 

  • Can You Stomach This Trade? Friday, 19 Aug 2011 | 3:09 PM ET
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    It takes a strong stomach to navigate the currency markets this week. If you can handle the stress, here's a trade for you.

  • Deflation: CNBC Explains Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 5:07 PM ET
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    If you understand inflation, deflation is simply the flip side of the coin. In fact, sometimes it referred to as “negative inflation.”