Inflation Is On The Wane

Monetary Base YoY% Change NSA Universal Value Advisors The evidence on inflation is quite clear; it peaked in June and is now on the wane. The latest data came from the Producer Price Index (PPI) which rose only 0.2% in October (consensus was +0.4%). This is a monthly level the Fed could live with (2.4%…

Stocks And Bonds And Jobs, Oh My!

Better than expected earnings from Starbucks have shares up nearly 10% in early trading. (Photo by … [+] Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) Getty Images Key Takeaways Can Stocks Hold Friday’s Early Gains? Employment Still Strong Despite Layoff Announcements Chinese Stocks and Starbucks Having Impressive Weeks Heading into the end of the week, it’s been a bit…