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Economic Measures Inflation

  • The US  is headed toward hyperinflation, and within five to 10 years it could have rates of 10 to 20 percent, said Marc Faber, editor and publisher of the Gloom, Boom & Doom Report.

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    Savvy consumers swarmed to London's Regent Park Thursday for the opening of Taste of London's four-day gourmet food festival. The event was teaming with cost-conscious foodies getting a chance to taste the wares of Michelin-starred chefs for a fraction of the price.

  • Gold is the safest asset to buy in these times as, despite reassurance from central banks, inflation is likely to crop up again next year or in 2011, Philip Manduca, investment manager at ECU Group, told CNBC Thursday.

  • Wondering what happened to the rally? Cramer puts stocks’ sudden declines into perspective.

  • We've recently received questions from clients that go something like this, "If you are so nervous about the stock market after it has run-up 40% in 3 months, why do I have only 10%-15% cash in my equity portfolio?"

  • Bank of England Governor Mervyn King set out the bank’s stimulus and interest rate  exit strategy on Wednesday, in preparation of an economic turnaround and higher inflation. 

  • "I think this is probably the March rally beginning to roll over, the question is how much of a correction does it turn into," Cashin told CNBC. "There's going to be a lot of jockeying around in the next few days."

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    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on Wednesday urged financial institutions that specialize in community development and banking to the poor to take steps to ensure they emerge from the financial crisis stronger.

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    President Obama told CNBC the US is not in danger of overregulating the economy and that the Iranian election won't make that much difference in his adminstration's policies toward that country.

  • Below is the full transcript from the interview with President Obama on June 16th, 2009.

  • New U.S. housing starts and permits surged in May from record lows; and the producer price index (PPI) rose at a slower pace despite higher gasoline prices. What does it mean for the stock markets? Art Cashin, director of floor operations at UBS, offered CNBC his insights.

  • St. Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC Monday that he is cautiously optimistic that there will be economic growth in the US during the second half of the year.

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    The Federal Reserve should stop buying government debt and instead focus on kick-starting areas of the credit markets having to do with consumers, Steve Forbes, Forbes CEO, told CNBC Monday.

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    As green shoots continue to pop up and give hope that a depression has been avoided, it's important to recognize that there still are significant headwinds facing the U.S. and global economy. There's a real chance that we may face a menace that proved to be destructive for investors portfolios decades ago: Stagflation

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    "There's a lot of good news in this area for investors," says one market pro about the picture for master limited partnerships involving oil and gas.

  • It’s a critical time in the price of gold and I think we’re at the precipice of something big, says Guy Adami. Personally, I think the move is...

  • ETFs provide a low cost, tax efficient way to invest in an inflationary environment, said Manisha Thakor, personal finance expert and co-author of “On My Own Two Feet.”

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    Inflation hawks are circling the market,  but unlike in past recoveries, it's unlikely to rear its ugly head anytime soon. In fact, the threat may be years away, say economists.

  • The US Dollar Index, which averages the exchange rates between the US dollar and six major world currencies, has fallen over 10 percent since the high on March 5, 2009.

  • Right now, with oil trading through $71 a barrel, Treasury bonds closing in on 4 percent, and commodity indexes up 25 percent year-to-date, inflation fears are circulating through the markets.