“UK inflation rises to 9.1%, its highest rate in 40 years”

Jun 24, 2022 | Economy, Inflation

Some fund manager speak: ‘Inflation is moving from acceleration to persistance’. Which means that (more coming) higher rates of inflation are now ‘baked in to market expectations’. In other words, rising prices are not likely to make your investments fall further, they’ve already adjusted to the economic news that’s now arriving. Clutching at a positive straw, the price of diesel at our local garage did fall from 200.4p to 199.6p this week. For what it (my opinion, that is) is worth, I do think fuel prices will fall as we do deals to get the Saudis and others to open the taps a little further; and with China to get more of everything else, most of which they make these days. It’s called ‘RealPolitik’, but will take a while. So although your investments may have done their worst, it’s ‘going to take until 2023 before we see a real deceleration in price growth’. Merry Christmas, everybody.

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“Donald Trump is winning. Business, beware”

“Donald Trump is winning. Business, beware”

There’s a perception that whatever might be the consequences for the rest of the world, Trump as President should be good for business. Surely, as a business man himself, he’d be the friend of Corporate America, and everything, money-making-wise, went pretty well last time around didn’t it?