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Pain

On Sunday, California gas prices rose to a record-setting high average of $4.676 per gallon for regular gasoline, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The previous record average price of $4.671 was set in October 2012. The Golden State is America’s...
Despite CPI Surge Rates Remain Stable

Despite CPI Surge Rates Remain Stable

The bond market doesn’t seem to worried about inflation. Inflation is terrible for bonds because rising prices hurt fixed payments. In theory, if the bond market were worried about inflation, rates would increase. That isn’t happening, yet.  Hat tip Michael...
Medicare Premiums Exploding

Medicare Premiums Exploding

Key bit: Inflation is currently running at 6.2% annually.  Social Security has increased its payments to seniors by 5.7%, so everything is going to be alright, right?    Friday evening the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a shocking 14.5% increase...

Market & Portfolio Review

Join the Inflation Party In this week’s edition of the Market & Portfolio Review, we are going to tackle inflation (the latest boogeyman that is causing consternation), what the implications are to investment portfolios and some of the different ways to protect...