Keep Your Eyes Focused on Inflation’s Big Signals

The Fed needs to keep its eyes on economic data the correlates to inflation in order to stay ahead of big jumps in rate hikes. See what measures matter the most More 

Inflation Rate Is Going Nowhere

Today's CPI report and data about Social Security benefits confirm that the inflation rate is nothing for investors to worry about. More 

2 Reasons the May-June Correction May Repeat Itself in August

The correction this spring was short, but powerful -- and you should pay attention to these key news items to figure out when the next one is coming. More 

Tapering? Maybe, But About That Inflation …

The Federal Reserve's favorite measure of inflation is near an all-time low, stubbornly contradicting its QE hints. More 

5 Numbers Bernanke Will Be Watching

Everyone's wondering when the Federal Reserve will start pulling out of QE. These five numbers will determine whether it's sooner or later. More 

Why Higher Rates Ain’t Here to Stay

Rates are rising on market fears that the Fed will reduce its stimulus program, but tightening will only happen when the economy is ready. Spoiler: It's not. More 

7 Economic Reports to Always Watch

These reports may not make big headlines like GDP and monthly jobs numbers, but they actually are better at telling us where the economy is headed. More