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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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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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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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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, ...
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Why does adjusting for inflation work?

In my experience, different products change price at different rates. Even household staples such as bread or cleaning products don't change the same at the same time. So, when talking about the past ...
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UK bond yield below inflation rate means negative ROI likely if held until maturity?

Current UK bonds have nominal interest rates well below the current inflation rate, even the long-term ones. If we assume that, on average, the inflation rate remains the same or rises, and the bonds ...
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Is physical gold inflation-proof?

I always assumed that physical gold is inflation-proof, but my advisor at my bank claimed it is not — unfortunately without going into details. Now I wonder what he meant. My assumption was: If I buy ...
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Whats the use of having a lot of gold, when no one buys it?

Whats the use of having a lot of gold, when no one buys it? Is it just to have a stable currency in the case when the value of money drops (inflation)?
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Calculating salary loss from inflation

When it comes to inflation, I simply know that it is an increase in prices that results in a fall of the currency's value. I'd like to apply this to wages in a workplace that has not provided a pay ...
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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 do traders in hyperinflation economies know how much to inflate their prices?

Reading some of the accounts of the last days of the Weimar Republic (as well as more recent articles about the declining Venezuelan economy), I was struck by the fact that traders and sellers seem to ...
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I am trying to figure out what a weaker dollar in the future would mean for a foreign investor

If the USD becomes weaker compared to EUR in the future, would it be wise for a European investor to buy US stocks? I imagine the following scenario: I buy 100 Shares of a company at 1$ each. Let's ...
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Why would I ever put my money into a savings account that returns less than the current inflation rate?

I like a safe investment as much as the next guy. But can anyone give me a good argument on why I should invest in a bond or a savings account that returns less than inflation? It seems to me that I ...
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Should I max or min my affordability on a new home?

Situation: Around 1,000 month disposable between 2 of us. Current mortage outstanding balance is 95k on a 120k property, saving almost entirety of disposable income. Now the situation has arisen ...
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Relationship between silver and gold prices historically

Can anyone tell me, or point me to documentation that shows the historic relationship between gold and silver prices? Or, better yet, can anyone point me to a source that shows monthly or weekly gold ...
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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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Why can more jobs mean more inflation and decreased stock prices? What are other links in the chain to watch out for? [closed]

Many news outlets, such as this one (there are many examples), are reporting that the current US stock sell-off is due to a stronger-than-expected jobs report in January and fears of inflation and ...
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Why is inflation incorrect [closed]

I track my expenditure accurately. Over the last 13 years, the rise in my cost of living has been zero. This is for true, like for like tracked expenditure. CPI has risen around 38% in that time. My ...
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Adjusting a value for inflation each month using rolling 12-monthly inflation figures

I have a figure that I want to adjust for inflation each month. I have monthly values for the UK Consumer Price Index but these are each for the change over the preceding 12 months. If my base value ...
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How to calculate worth of money N year ago from given inflation value

I want to calculate worth of money N years ago. Based on this post, it can be calculated using CPI, but I want to use given inflation value N years ago. It better if I can get reference(s) of formula ...
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Too low interest rate in New Zealand

I came from a country with high interest rates where you can easily find an investment that pays more than inflation, but I moved to New Zealand and was surprised when I saw that the inflation rate is ...
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Is there any difference in paying upfront versus in monthly installments?

So let's assume I wanted to rent a house which has monthly rent e.g 300 euro every month starting at 1/1/2010. And let's assume I wanted to rent this house for 24 months. Only in terms of inflation ...
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How foreign cash is beneficial for a country? [closed]

Imagine for example people of country X working abroad ( in Europe as an example) and bring home every month 3000 euro which is equivalent to 9000000 of local currency for example. How does this cash ...