Saturday, November 27, 2010

Inflation's Back

Secret Walmart Survey Shows Inflation Already Here at reports that a pricing survey shows an annualized inflation rate of 4% for the goods evaluated. This survey is probably no surprise to the average American who purchases these items.

After absorbing increases the past two years, it seems more manufacturers are willing to pass along raw material cost increases to consumers. I've already seen price increases for several items I regularly purchase.

Interestingly, the CPI index and bond interest rates still show little to no sign of inflation. Hopefully, the return of inflation seen at Walmart will soon be reflected in those areas soon.

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This is not financial advice. Please consult a professional advisor.

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