Updated: May 19, 2022
Overall, inflation pressures in the developed world and in key emerging markets remain very weak. This means that monetary policy will remain loose for some time to come which should be positive for equity markets and other so-called ‘risky assets’. Overall, inflation data is coming in slightly below expectations but slightly above prior periods. The big discrepancy is between current rates of inflation and desirable rates of inflation – in most countries other than the US, inflation is much lower than central banks would like.
Published in Investment Letter, November 2015
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