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Inflation Beyond the Stars Thread for April 12


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2022 Apr 12, 12:49am   95,999 views  940 comments

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Since we know the numbers are going to suck since Peppermint Patty is leading the Amen Corner Media to blame Putin for it:
https://patrick.net/post/1344548/2022-04-11-putin-s-price-hike-failing-administrati

Frankly, I prefer my spaceship to have big tits and not fake inflated ones.

EDIT - numbers drop:
America goes back to the 80s: Surging gas prices and higher rents push inflation to 41-year high of 8.5% as White House blames it on Putin invading Ukraine
The consumer price index rose 8.5% in March from a year ago, the fastest increase since December 1981
Housing costs, which make up about a third of the index, have escalated and show no signs of cooling
Gasoline prices soared 49% in March from a year ago as the war in Ukraine rocked energy markets
Biden's administration tried to get ahead of the dire inflation news by blaming Russian leader Vladimir Putin
But Republicans place the blame for soaring prices on 'Democrats' reckless spending and failed policies'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10711311/Inflation-soars-new-41-year-high-8-5.html?source=patrick.net

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624   AD   2023 Dec 12, 11:33am  

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CPI reported today as 3.1% for last 12 months. Was hoping it would drop to 2.9% or lower but still this is a lot better than 9.1% back in summer 2022.

CPI minus food and energy (i.e., core CPI) is at 4% for last 12 months which is a major improvement.

https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

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626   AD   2023 Dec 12, 6:10pm  



628   RWSGFY   2023 Dec 14, 3:14pm  

MOSCOW, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Soviet President Vladimir Pukin issued a rare apology on Thursday when a pensioner complained to him about the price of eggs.

During Pukin's end-of-year question and answer session with the media and with members of the public calling in from across the USSR, pensioner Irina Akopova was shown seated at her kitchen table and addressing the president by video link.

She complained that prices for eggs, chicken breasts and wings had all skyrocketed.

"Vladimir Vladimirovich, take pity on pensioners! We don't get millions in our pensions. Sort this out - we have no one to turn to," she said. "I'm very grateful to you, I'm counting on you to help."

The question reflected real concern among Soviets at the cost of living, and came after Pukin had already acknowledged that inflation may approach 8% this year.

"I apologise for this, but this is a failure of the government's work... I promise that the situation will be corrected in the near future," Pukin said.

The marathon Q+A is a format that gives Putin the chance to show he is sympathetic with ordinary people's worries and is ordering the relevant officials to sort them out.

The government this week said it would exempt 1.2 billion eggs from import duty in the first half of next year to try and rein in prices that have risen more than 40% this year.
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632   Patrick   2023 Dec 17, 1:17pm  

https://slaynews.com/news/biden-most-restrictive-offshore-oil-drilling-plan-history/


Democrat President Joe Biden has just unveiled new plans to impose massive restrictions on offshore oil drilling.

According to the announcement, only three offshore drilling leases would be authorized over the next five years.

It marks the lowest number in U.S. history.

As part of the plan, “green” energy sources will be aggressively pursued instead.


This will cause yet more Bidenflation.
634   AD   2023 Dec 18, 12:09pm  

Patrick says

This will cause yet more Bidenflation.


Orange Lady (Psaki) said it best in response to the Fox News White House reporter's question about energy supply. Orange Lady said by paying higher gas prices, we are upholding our values.

They want gas prices to stay elevated. Its a Democrat government mandate as far as pushing for less carbon based energy (mostly gasoline consumption) and more solar and wind, as well as electric vehicles.

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635   AD   2023 Dec 18, 7:46pm  

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https://thehill.com/homenews/nexstar_media_wire/4358987-rent-expected-to-drop-in-several-us-cities-as-markets-near-oversupply-real-estate-report/

(NEXSTAR) – Renters may finally catch a break next year.

Of the 100 cities analyzed in Zumper’s Annual Rent Report, which was released this week, 55 have seen rent prices drop since last year. An additional 17 are flat year-over-year.

The report predicts rent prices will keep “softening,” at least through the first half of 2024.

Part of the reason for dropping prices, according to Zumper, is a recent increase in supply, as new apartment buildings and complexes keep opening in fast-growing cities. Real-time data providers like Zillow and ApartmentList also show rent growth for new apartments tumbling.

Nationwide, the cost of renting a one-bedroom dropped by a tenth of a percent in 2023, Zumper reports, but is expected to drop by larger margins in 2024 in cities where supply has caught up with demand. Sun Belt cities, from Phoenix to Austin to Orlando, have all seen one-bedroom rents drop between 5% and 11%.
636   AD   2023 Dec 19, 11:50pm  

From NY Post article. Looks like then inflation will not be a major priority or factor in 2024 if this is true.

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“Since 2009, this has been 100% artificial, unprecedented money printing and deficits; $27 trillion over 15 years, to be exact. This is off the charts, 100% artificial, which means we’re in a dangerous state,” Harry Dent told Fox News Digital.

“I think 2024 is going to be the biggest single crash year we’ll see in our lifetimes.”
637   AmericanKulak   2023 Dec 20, 12:06am  

ad says


Nationwide, the cost of renting a one-bedroom dropped by a tenth of a percent in 2023, Zumper reports, but is expected to drop by larger margins in 2024 in cities where supply has caught up with demand. Sun Belt cities, from Phoenix to Austin to Orlando, have all seen one-bedroom rents drop between 5% and 11%.

That means it's a great time to buy! Buy now or be priced out forever!
638   Eman   2023 Dec 20, 3:41am  

ad says

From NY Post article. Looks like then inflation will not be a major priority or factor in 2024 if this is true.

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“Since 2009, this has been 100% artificial, unprecedented money printing and deficits; $27 trillion over 15 years, to be exact. This is off the charts, 100% artificial, which means we’re in a dangerous state,” Harry Dent told Fox News Digital.

“I think 2024 is going to be the biggest single crash year we’ll see in our lifetimes.”

Harry Dent is a perma-bear. He’s a broken clock that’s right twice a day.
642   AD   2023 Dec 22, 7:48am  

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The Federal Reserve's preferred annual inflation measure is at 2.6% as of end of November 2024. It continues to trend down. That is why I think ultimately the 30 year mortgage rate is going to steady around 5.5% in 2024 as inflation (and interest rates) subside .

https://www.bea.gov/data/personal-consumption-expenditures-price-index

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643   Misc   2023 Dec 22, 8:08am  

Inflation expectations over the next 10 years have not changed much over the last month or so. What has changed is the yield investors are expecting to earn above the rate of inflation. It has dropped from them wanting about 2.5% over the rate of inflation (back in October) to them wanting "only" 1.7% over the rate of inflation today. That is where the reduction/increase in rates is going to primarily come from. This is for the 10 year bond.
644   AD   2023 Dec 22, 8:41am  

Misc says


to them wanting "only" 1.7% over the rate of inflation today


For me, I would want at least 0.5% real return for a 12 month CD. I would ideally want an annual real return of at least 2% for a government bond fund which invests in intermediate duration bonds. Assume average of 3% annual inflation, this fund is close to providing that 2% annual real return.
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645   AD   2023 Dec 22, 8:46am  

So what do banks want for 30 year mortgage rate after inflation steadies around 2.75% ?

They want a rate of 5.75% ?

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646   Misc   2023 Dec 22, 9:05am  

ad says

So what do banks want for 30 year mortgage rate after inflation steadies around 2.75% ?

They want a rate of 5.75% ?

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Inflation expectations over the next 10 years is already at 2.2% annual average. Bond investors are being super greedy because they got burned loading up on long term debt during Covid. Funniest thing is that yield spreads between treasuries and junk bonds are quite narrow. I dunno what they are fucking thinking.
648   AD   2023 Dec 23, 10:53pm  

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Nike to cut costs by $2 billion in next 3 years.

This tells a lot as far as the economy, and mainly due to inflation.

This article tries to downplay this somewhat by claiming that consumers are also instead spending more money on experiences.

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"Customers are switching their behavior, passing up discretionary purchases — like expensive sneakers and athletic wear — for basics and experiences like concerts and travel."

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/nike-says-cut-2-billion-150121521.html

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649   RWSGFY   2023 Dec 28, 10:48am  

Red Sea attacks could raise prices for U.S. consumers

Attacks on Red Sea shipping might raise prices for consumers because cargo carriers take longer routes to avoid dangerous waters for now.

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen first struck cargo ships with drones and missiles this month, in what they claim is retaliation for Israel’s actions in the Gaza war. The disruptions caused shipping giants Maersk, CMA CGM and COSCO to reroute shipments around the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, maneuvers that are increasingly costly to shippers and consumers.
As of Tuesday, shipping carriers expect most services to avoid the Red Sea through China’s Lunar New Year festival, said Ryan Petersen, CEO of Flexport, a logistics technology company. The two weeks leading up to the celebrations is a peak period for shippers, who rush to deliver goods before the holiday, which starts Feb. 10.
Experts say the costs of rerouting vessels around South Africa or through the Panama Canal will increase prices for consumer goods shipped from Asia to the U.S. East Coast.
“It’s about an 8 percent longer journey, which is going to drive prices up quite a bit for ocean freight — that’s a material impact on prices for the goods themselves,” Petersen said. The rising costs will affect the price of “most of the stuff that you see in all the stores,” other than food, raw materials, and energy, he added.


Where's the fucking US Navy? Why the fuck these "houthi" fucks are not embedded into a glass parking lot yet?
650   The_Deplorable   2023 Dec 28, 4:02pm  

RWSGFY says
"Where's the fucking US Navy? Why the fuck these "houthi" fucks are not embedded into a glass parking lot yet?"

Why don't you volunteer and lead the charge? Send us a post card from Aden if you make it that far!
653   HeadSet   2024 Jan 3, 8:05am  

I wonder how many people today would recognize the "Bagdad Bob" above.
655   AD   2024 Jan 3, 11:05pm  

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economy is cooling hence inflation will likely decrease more

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. job openings fell to nearly a three-year low in November as the labor market gradually cools, which could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to start cutting interest rates this year.

https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/us-job-openings-fall-moderately-november-2024-01-03/

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656   AD   2024 Jan 3, 11:47pm  

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Job openings falling back in line with the trend line ,, thanks to Wolfman at Wolfstreet website for the graph...
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657   GNL   2024 Jan 4, 5:10am  

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GNL says


Inflation will be reported as whatever they want it to be.


yes its government reported inflation...what is your estimate of annual inflation ?


Chic-fil-a has increased prices 21% in the last 2 years. I'd say, food, housing and gas are probably the only(?) data points needed to calculate a greatly improved/accurate measure of inflation. Electronics have zero place in the inflation calculation. Cars might not have a place either because I believe prices are very much dependent on government influence/laws.
658   AD   2024 Jan 4, 10:07am  

GNL says

Chic-fil-a has increased prices 21% in the last 2 years.


From what I've read there is no reported increase in their prices in 2020 and 2021. So is this increase representative of fast food
restaurant inflation from January 2020 to present day ?

https://nypost.com/2024/01/02/business/chick-fil-a-has-raised-its-prices-more-than-20-as-inflation-rages/

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