Linda P. Erickson, CFP®

Making Sense of It: Inflation, Recession or Not

The Federal reserve is playing catch up and is raising rates at the fastest pace since the early 1980s. It will take 6 to 12 months to actually see the cooling effects of these rate hikes on the overall economy, so there is the very real possibility that the Fed will go too far or too fast and cause a deeper contraction than is needed or warranted.

Making Sense of Inflation

I can hardly get through any news report or recent article which does not mention “inflation” in some context. If you are over the age of 60, or have studied the inflation of the 1970’s, you may immediately call up an image of mortgages and money market funds at 17% or more. What we have this time around is not that!

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