Questions tagged [inflation]

For questions that relate to inflation, which is the general increase in the prices of goods and services over a period of time.

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Hedging currency in anticipation of relocating

I live in the US, so I use USD for daily activity, but I plan to move to the EU in <5 years and live there long term. My portfolio is currently denominated in 80% USD and 20% other, but I don't ...
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Are you preparing for a possible dollar (USD) collapse? (How?)

After the last crisis it was easy for many to look back and say all the signs were there to indicate an impending crisis. Super-low interest rates from the FED, no down-payment loans, interest-only ...
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S&P 500 only returns 1.26% (after UK inflation)… am I wrong?

I invest in the S&P 500 from the UK. I am trying to calculate what my investment pot will be in 25 years, adjusting for inflation. Unfortunately, my calculations point me towards an abysmal ...
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How much do I need to invest monthly to accumulate a given amount?

I have a target amount T USD (in today's value, before inflation) that I would like to accumulate over N years. Every month I invest X USD with an expected return of Y%. Expected inflation is Z% per ...
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Estimating nest egg and inflation

First a couple paragraphs for me to lay out my understanding and then my actual question. It is often reported that one can estimate how much they need for retirement by taking their current expenses ...
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Why is there more attention on the S&P 500 than on the S&P 500, inflation adjusted, with dividends?

Dividends, like increased stock price, are just another equivalent way for shareholders to gain value (with some tax differences). Many investors reinvest the dividends and so never "see" them. Of ...
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Do Banks Cause Inflation? What are other possible causes?

Some people believe that inflation is caused by an increase in the money supply when the banks print more notes engage in fractional reserve lending. Is this correct? As I understand it, when there ...
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Buying gold / silver as a hedge against hyperinflation

I'm becoming more interested in buying gold / silver coins as a hedge against inflation and especially hyperinflation. I know very little about this, and there are thousands of sites on the internet ...
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If I'm 25 and work 10 years to cover the 40 credits required to qualify for Social Security, will my payments be indexed to inflation when I retire?

If I'm 25 and work for the next 10 years to cover the 40 credits required to qualify for Social Security, will my payments be indexed to inflation when I retire?
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Is gold inflation-proof or not?

I feel a bit confused. I read something on this site about gold being inflation-proof. Other people stated that it is untrue. I feel confused why. You can print money, but you can not print gold, ...
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What should one do to not lose the value of his money over time

I live in Europe with my parents. I work and I have around 18k € (US$ 20k) in my bank account. I know that money loses its value over time and I wonder what I can do with that money and my income ...
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True cost of a mortgage when considering inflation

For the purposes of this question, let's assume the following: Inflation is and will be a steady 2% I am in the 30% tax bracket and there is a home mortgage interest deduction I have a 30-year fixed ...
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How exactly does redenomination work?

basically I was having a history lesson in school and we were learning about inflation and how countries employed redenomination to save their suffering economies. I don't really understand how simply ...
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Should I stockpile nickels?

As the US dollar continues to be devauled the metal content value of US coins will eventually be worth more than the face value of the coins. There use to be silver in US coins but due to the ...
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How to calculate inter-annual variation of inflation for a 3 month period

I have the monthly indexes taken from the National Institute of Statistics of my country (below), then I can calculate its inter-annual variation easily: ((index month year - index same month year - ...
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Good ways to keep up with inflation with a business account?

My spouse and I recently purchased a rental property. We have about $40,000(US) that a recently deceased relative left us and we have decided to use it for our rental business to handle special ...
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Is there a website that gathers all the economic indicators for all countries? [closed]

Right now, in order to get a sense of how the economy is doing, I'm simply reading news articles. I was wondering if there exists a website that gathers all that data in a very summarized fashion, to ...
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Why does bond price go up with interest rate decrease?

I understand that a decrease in prevailing market interest rate causes a downward pressure on the bond yield and, equivalently, an upward pressure on the bond price. But what if a decrease in interest ...
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Prolonged low base rate and personal savings

The Fed recently has prolonged its low base rate and is even considering lowering it further. I am an EU resident, and our base rate is even lower - it has been 0% for several months and it seems that ...
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Term deposits in Sri Lanka have a high interest rate - what's the catch?

This website here shows a comprehensive comparison of term deposit rates in Sri Lanka. Currently you can get a 12 month term deposit at a rate of 10.75% with an AA+ rated bank. Compare this to ...
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How much value will money lose if left in a checking account?

My younger brother has been working for over 3 years now and he has very good financial discipline so he has been able to save more than 30k just from his paychecks (not including 401k which his ...
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How can a person prepare for a redenomination?

Redenomination is being discussed in South Korea. While some officials announced that they are considering this as a long-term assignment or not even considering, the gold price is already fluctuating....
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Could the UK be subject to hyperinflation following a No Deal Brexit? [closed]

As I understand it, a No Deal Brexit will see the UK's current trade deals with the EU cut off immediately without a grace period to renegotiate. It's generally accepted that this will cause the value ...
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Rate of change of sales (Variation) in an inflation economy

Given this data of Sales: Sales Sep-2017 $ 10.000 (Values from Sep-2017. In other words, not adjusted) Sales Sep-2018 $ 16.000 (Values from Sep-2018. In other words, not adjusted) Rate of inflation ...
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How inflation affects returns and dividends

How inflation is linked to returns AND dividends? We know that adj returns are (1+return)/(1+inflation) -1 But how do we account for dividends? Suppose: 10% annual return 3% inflation 4% dividend ...
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How to adjust for long term inflation in an investment plan

So I have my investment Plan set in March 2019, with initial portfolio value of 250.000€, annual return 11% and long-term inflation rate at 1.5%. As you can see in column A, I have Capital BoP, ...
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Is it wise to buy a car in a high inflation rate?

A couple of my friends are planning on buying a car, and asked me to take part, so every one will own 1/3 of it. Here are some facts about me: The inflation rate in my country (Iran) is high. It's ...
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Why are stocks good hedges against inflation?

So i was doing some research on inflation and i came across this sentence, "The impact of inflation on your portfolio depends on the type of securities you hold. If you invest only in stocks, worrying ...
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Inflation calculation

Am I correct in saying that £100 in the year 2000 was worth roughly £60 in 2018 (or had the same buying power to put it another way)? I've used the calculator here, but they way they put it is ...
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Bonds, interest rates and inflation

I was reading Learn to Earn by Peter Lynch and I came across a paragraph that has confused me to say the least. It is regarding bonds - If you buy a $10,000 ten-year bond and hold it for ten years,...
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Understanding annuities with respect to Term Life insurance

I am financially well to do. I have Term Life insurance (along with high 6 digits in savings) that will protect my kids. I am considering protecting myself and guarding against outliving my assets ...
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Does it make sense to save money in times of high inflation?

This is a chart with the inflation rate in my country over the years: It was the highest in 1993, at 256.1%. I was wondering if it would have made sense to save money in the years of high inflation ...
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Is storing money in a bank the best way to utilise your savings?

Over the past few years, the rate of inflation in my country has outpaced the interest on my savings account, meaning that I have been losing money as its value has dropped faster than its quantity ...
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How do I find the lost opportunity of not investing an amount considering a certain inflation percent

I am doing a course on Personal Finance & Investment. In the chapter of about impact of not investing, one of the questions in a quiz is to calculate the effect of inflation on a sum of money not ...
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Discrepancy in table 2.1 Pg 49 in the book The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham

The above pic shows inflation at 5 years intervals. I am finding a bit hard to understand this table. For e.g. calculation of percentage rise in wholesale prices in 1960 seems to be wrong. Actual rise ...
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What is the most accurate way to calculate the difference in value of one dollar between two target years?

This question concerns only USD, and doesn't need to be more granular than a year-level. I am trying to create a model that takes various features into account in explaining why a particular service ...
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Example TIPS and how inflation rate affects its principal

Taken from here. Say the Treasury issues an inflation-protected security with a $1,000 face value and a 3 percent coupon. In the first year, the investor receives $30 in two semiannual payments. ...
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Easy way to measure how inflation affects me

Is there a simple way to measure how inflation actually affects me? No complicated formulas, or building a basket of goods, give each product a weight in the basket, or spending large amounts of ...
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How can I calculate the present value of money from the past

I have to calculate a total sum of money which is composed of different values that have to be normalized to the present value of money: I have an array of values each value consisting on the amount ...
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ADR value with US dollar inflation / recession

If one were to hold an ADR (American depositary receipt), and the currency of country of the underlying foreign security increases in value compared to the US dollar, or the US dollar drops in value (...
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Computing initial required cash for retirement

I am trying to create a simple retirement calculator. My inputs are: annual income required during retirement (before inflation) inflation rate number of years of retirement yield on investment I ...
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According to yahoo finance, Vanguard's Dividend Growth Fund does not appear to have dividend growth. Why is that?

Why does Vanguard's Dividend Growth Fund not show dividend growth according to yahoo finance's historical distribution data? In 1993, Vanguard's Dividend Growth Fund Investor shares (from here on out ...
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Minimum Required Nest Egg Formula?

As a follow-up to this question, what is the minimum size of a nest egg to support 30 years of $5,583.33 monthly distributions? I want the $5,583.33 to increase with inflation each month. The ...
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What is the best way to invest in gold as a hedge against inflation without having to hold physical gold?

What is the best way to invest in gold as a hedge against inflation without having to hold physical gold? Is it possible for a regular person to just purchase shares in GLD?
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Is gold really an investment or just a hedge against inflation?

As per the title of this question, is gold something that can really be considered an investment or is it just a useful hedge against inflation? While I can understand the value in having hedges ...
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Hedging for inflation

I have liquidated my entire portfolio. I now have cash, earning low interest with tax. I want to build back my position, but am waiting for the right time in the market, likely higher interest rates. ...
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Is The Federal Reserve's Balance Sheet Captured in any of the Money Supply Figures? [closed]

Is the $4T balance sheet captured in any of the money supply estimates or is it separate? Thank you in advance for your consideration and response.
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Can a rent increase with RPI value be enforced retroactively?

In October 2016 we have rented a lovely house through an agency and , while negotiating , the landlord proposed that after one year the rent should increase with the RPI value. We accepted but with a ...
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What causes S&P 500 to grow faster than inflation? [closed]

Facts Average annual rate of USA's inflation is ~2% for the past couple of years Average annual return of S&P 500 is 10% Why? Many people suggest to move your money of your bank, which is maybe ...
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Do high interest rates lead to higher bond yields or lower?

Interest rates & bond yields are positively correlated according to this: http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/04/031904.asp Thus High interest rates => High bond yields But at the same time, ...